Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Please note: All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Read an important update regarding extended benefits.
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.
Online Services Available
Online services available for the Unemployment Insurance Benefits program include the following:
*Your claim will not be complete until you have received a confirmation number.
To access online services, click here. You must establish a user id and password.
Note: You may experience problems with this website if you do not use Internet Explorer 5.0 or newer.
Helpful Information Regarding Unemployment Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions about UI Benefits - Frequently asked questions about the unemployment insurance benefits program, and the answers.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Debit Card - FAQs about option for receiving your unemployment insurance payments electronically through a U.S. Bank ReliaCard® Visa®.
Filing a Claim - How and when to file for unemployment insurance benefits.
Eligibility Requirements - What requirements must be met to be eligible for benefits. How to maintain eligibility.
Deductions from Benefits - What income is deductible from unemployment insurance benefits and how to report this income.
Wage Requirements/Benefit Amount - What wage requirements are necessary for filing a claim in South Dakota.
Weekly Certification Filing - How and when to file a weekly certification.
Filing Appeals - How to file an appeal if you disagree with a determination regarding your claim for benefits.
Facts About Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Additional information on your rights and responsibilities through the guidebook.
South Dakota Codified Laws on Unemployment Compensation - See the legal references to South Dakota unemployment insurance benefits.
If you cannot find answers to your questions among the topics listed to the left or through one of the options above, please contact us.
Unemployment Insurance Division - Benefit Section
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730