Department of Labor and Regulation

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

        • File an initial claim*
        • Reopen an existing claim*
        • File for an extension of benefits*
        • File a weekly certification
        • Update personal information
        • View payment history
        • File an appeal
        • Make a payment

*Your claim will not be complete until you have received a confirmation number.

To use to file your weekly unemployment insurance benefits certification, you need a computer with Internet Explorer version 5.0 or newer.

YouTube Video To Help You Properly File for Benefits

We encourage you to view the video “How to properly file a claim for unemployment benefits” before starting your claim.

Helpful Information Regarding Unemployment Insurance

Facts About Unemployment Insurance Benefits
(same information found in the PAM 247 booklet)

Frequently Asked Questions about UI Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions about the Debit Card

How to File a Claim

How to File a Weekly Certification

How to File an Appeal

Deductions from Benefits

Eligibility Requirements

Wage Requirements/Benefit Amount

South Dakota Codified Laws on Unemployment Compensation

Contact Us

Unemployment Insurance Division - Benefit Section
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.2452
Fax: 605.626.3172







Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184