Repaying an Overpayment

Overpayments can be repaid in full or by setting up a payment plan with DEW.

You can submit repayments:

  • Online via Mybenefits. You may use a debit card, credit card or electronic check. Please note that an online convenience charge will be applied to your payment amount. The convenience charge is administered by a third party and is determined by the method or amount of the payment. Click here for a step-by-step guide.
  • By mail with a check or money order to the address listed below – be sure to include your full name and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • By setting up an automatic draft from your bank account.
  • By calling to set up a payment plan.

Payment Plans

If you are unable to repay your overpayment in full, you can arrange a formal agreement with DEW to pay the debt through monthly installments of acceptable repayment amounts. You must contact DEW to receive your acceptable minimum monthly payment amount before submitting any partial payments.

However, if you are currently collecting UI benefits, you cannot set up a payment plan. By law, any available UI benefits to which you are entitled must be used to repay your overpayment. Once the overpayment has been repaid, any remaining balance (example: penalty fees) will be your responsibility to repay. UI benefits cannot be used to pay penalty fees.

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
Collections Unit
P.O. Box 2644
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone:  803-737-2490


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