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South Dakota Unemployment Application

Applying for UI benefits with South Dakota Dept. of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is quite easy and can be done either through the Internet or via telephone calls. People who wish to file for claims can try the options described below

Filing online:

  • Visit  www.sd.uiclaims.com/ to file claims any time of the year. Follow the instructions on the site. On proper completion you will receive a confirmation number.

Filing through telephone calls:

  • To file your claim via telephone, call the claims center at 605-626-3179. Claims can be made Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:20 pm (CST)
  • Relay service of SD/TT – 800 – 877 – 1113

Filing through telephone calls:

  • To file your claim via telephone, call the claims center at 605-626-3179. Claims can be made Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:20 pm (CST)
  • Relay service of SD/TT – 800 – 877 – 1113

Information needed to file for claims

Make sure you have the following information ready when you are about to file a claim

  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Valid Driver’s License number
  • Details about your employment history in last 18 months. This includes names of employers, their contact numbers and addresses, dates of joining and leaving your job(s)
  • Reasons behind leaving job(s)
  • Copy of DD214 if you were working for the military
  • Alien registration number if you are not a citizen of the U.S

Filing at Local Offices

In case you don’t have access to computers/ telephones, you can pay a visit to any of the DLR offices. They do have courtesy computers and telephones which you can make use of to file your claims. Staff there will be willing to help you with everything, so ideally this is your best option if you are differently abled or challenged in any way. All local DLR offices are open to special and challenged people and the staff there will only be eager to help you with the filing process.

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