If an individual receives a notice from the SCESC, this indicates a review of their claim, which shows that they may be eligible to receive benefits under this new program.
Unemployed South Carolina residents who receive these notices from the Employment Security Commission should take them to their nearest workforce centers to file immediately for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits.
For the convenience of claimants, the working hours of SCESC workforce centers have been extended from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, through Dec. 16 – 17, 2009 and on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Out-of-state residents should contact the Interstate Unit at
1-800-529-8339 or 1- 866-397-2752 to file for these benefits.