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You can file a claim to collect unemployment insurance benefits either by telephone through the call center (605.626.3179 or 800.877.1113 for hearing or speech impaired) or online by visiting www.sd.uiclaims.com.

All claims are advised to be filed during the first week that you become unemployed. Any hold up could cost you benefits.

The information you need to have ready when you file includes:

  • Your Social Security number
  • The contacts of all your employers for the last year and a half
  • Dates of employment
  • Why you left each job
  • If in the military during the last year and a half, you need a copy DD214 to mail to the unemployment center
  • If not a US citizen, your alien registration number.

South Dakota Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you have become unemployed through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to unemployment compensation in the state of South Dakota. While you wait for the job market to pick up, unemployment insurance benefits provide a helping hand to keep you and your family housed, clothed, and fed.




File and Collect South Dakota Unemployment

This is a tough economic time for everyone, but it can become even harder if you find yourself out of work without warning. For those of you who are unemployed here's how to file for unemployment in South Dakota.

You can file a claim to collect unemployment insurance benefits either by telephone through the call center (605.626.3179 or 800.877.1113 for hearing or speech impaired) or online by visiting www.sd.uiclaims.com. All claims are advised to be filed during the first week that you become unemployed. Any hold up could cost you benefits.




Filing for Unemployment Benefits in South Dakota

To determine whether you are eligible for unemployment benefits you should file a claim during the first week after you lose your job or suffer a cut in hours, as delays may result in lower benefits. In filing for unemployment you should contact the South Dakota's Department of Labor by filing online at www.sd.uiclaims.com which allows you to file your claim 24 hours a day, seven days a week.




South Dakota Online Unemployment

The United States economy has struggled in recent years. As a result, many Americans face financial hardship. Of those in crisis, many are unemployed. The United States government has unemployment agencies that provide monetary assistance to those that become unemployed through no fault of their own. In South Dakota, the Department of Labor and Regulation provides unemployment services online.




South Dakota Unemployment Agency Contact Information

South Dakota workers should contact the South Dakota Department of Unemployment to begin the application process to determine whether or not they are eligible for monetary compensation and how much compensation they should expect. You have your option of contacting the South Dakota agency for unemployment by telephone, online, or via postal mail.




Applying for Weekly Unemployment Benefits in South Dakota

To qualify for benefits you must have been employed by a company required by South Dakota law to pay the unemployment insurance tax. You can file a claim for weekly unemployment benefits online, anytime day or night, at our website at www.sd.uiclaims.com. If you prefer to register for weekly unemployment benefits by phone, you may call 605.626.3179 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. (CST).




South Dakota Extended Unemployment

The South Dakota Department of Labor (SDDOL) calculates roughly 1,300 workers have tapped out their regular unemployment benefits and may be entitled to the additional benefits. Claimants who began regular state unemployment claims at any time since May 8, 2006, and who are now unemployed and not receiving regular unemployment compensation may be entitled for the extra payments.




Apply and Receive South Dakota Unemployment

In order to file a South Dakota application for unemployment, you can sign on to the website www.sd.uiclaims.com or you can call the call center at 605-626-3179. If you are speech or hearing impaired, you may file by calling 800-877-1113. You can file the South Dakota unemployment application online twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. You can file by phone Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:20 PM CST.

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