Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Programs Have Ended in South Dakota
All federal unemployment pandemic programs have ended in South Dakota. The last claim week to receive federal unemployment benefits if eligible was for the claim week ending June. 26. Any weekly requests for payment under review for weeks through the claim week ending June 26, 2021, will be made when and if an individual is found eligible.
Specific claim issues may continue to be directed to the Customer Service Center at 605.626.2452 or DLRRADivision@state.sd.us.
DLR will continue to pay regular State claims.
View our federal pandemic unemployment programs archival information.
State of South Dakota
SD Department of Health | SD Department of Labor and Regulation | Governor's Office of Economic Development | SD Housing Development Authority
South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH)
SDDOH COVID-19 homepage. SDDOH continues to monitor the emergence of the novel coronavirus. They are working with the CDC and healthcare partners across the state to prepare for and respond to potential cases.
SDDOH COVID-19 Dahsboard.
Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR)
Division of Banking
Pandemic Planning Memo. Pandemic planning memo to South Dakota state chartered banks.
Also see the South Dakota Bankers Association's Coronavirus Updates & Resources page.
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Insurance)
All federal unemployment pandemic programs have ended in South Dakota. The last claim week to receive federal unemployment benefits if eligible was for the claim week ending June. 26. Any weekly requests for payment under review for weeks through the claim week ending June 26, 2021, will be made when and if an individual is found eligible. Specific claim issues may continue to be directed to the Customer Service Center at 605.626.2452 or DLRRADivision@state.sd.us. DLR will continue to pay regular State claims. View our federal pandemic unemployment programs archival information.
Refusal to Work or Return to Work. Guidance on how to report individuals who refuse to interview or to accept a suitable job offer, do not show up for work, etc., or those who refuse to return after a layoff/furlough to the RA Division.
Employer Bulk Claims. We are now accepting bulk unemployment claims from any employer laying off over 50 workers. The employer can file on behalf of the individuals. This means individuals do not file an initial claim, but must complete the weekly request for payment.
DLR News Page. Find the latest news releases issued by DLR.
Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)
Governor's Office for Economic Development COVD-19 web page.
South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA)
SDHDA SD CARES Housing Assistance Program. Last fall, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority launched the SD CARES Housing Assistance program which provides financial assistance for households who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. Financial assistance can be provided for rent, utilities and mortgage payments (for homeowners).
Households must income qualify for assistance, document how they were financially impacted due to COVID and be at risk of losing their housing due to outstanding rent, mortgages and/or utility payments. Financial impact can be due to loss of hours, loss of job or increase in household expenses due to COVID.
Program information and access to the application can be found on SD CARES Housing Assistance Program (SDHDA) or 211 Community Resources (Helpline Center) websites.
U.S. Department of Labor
Coronavirus Resources. The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19 website. This provides infection prevention information specifically for workers and employers. OSHA is actively reviewing and responding to any complaints regarding workplace protection from novel coronavirus, as well as conducting outreach activities.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The guidance, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
Wage and Hour Division
COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies website. This provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, including effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Includes fact sheets for employers and employees, Q&As, and model posters to post on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The requirement that employers provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on Dec. 31, 2020. Please visit the Wage and Hour Division’s FFCRA Questions and Answers page to learn more about workers’ and employers’ rights and responsibilities after this date.
Fraud Alerts from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General
Fraudulent Websites/Links and Phishing Alert (issued March 4, 2021). Be on the lookout for websites that mimic government unemployment insurance websites, including state workforce agency sites as well as texts claiming to be from state workforce agency unemployment insurance divisions. Criminals create these websites and scam texts to trick people into disclosing personally identifiable and sensitive information.
Issuance of Erroneous Forms 1099-G due to Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims alert (issued Feb. 26, 2021, by the National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force). For more information on 1099-G forms, please view our 1099-G webpage.
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Alert from the U.S. DOL. Fraudsters are perpetrating numerous schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In one scheme, scammers have offered to help individuals file claims for unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Insurance Phishing Fraud Alert from the U.S. DOL. The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General has discovered a scam, where scammers are sending emails using the names of companies or someone you know and trust.
Guidance for federal employees and outlines Federal Employees’ Compensation Act coverage as it relates to the novel coronavirus.
The Appraisal Foundation
Coronavirus and Appraisers: Your Questions Answered. This web page was created so appraisers can locate all coronavirus information in one single location. The information is about the how the efforts to contain the virus are impacting the appraisal profession.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC's COVID-19 homepage
Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel. This page includes information about COVID-19 for travelers and travel-related industries.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus 2019. This webpage is for historical purposes and is no longer being updated. For the latest information, view the CDC's COVID-19 homepage.
Handouts and Posters. Download and print fact sheets to post in your office.
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning. This guidance reminds financial institutions that business continuity plans should address the threat of a pandemic outbreak and its potential impact on the delivery of critical financial services.
Internal Revenue Service
Coronavirus Tax Relief. The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering
Interactive map. Shows the coronavirus spread in real-time.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Coronavirus Resource Center. This resource page supports the public, business, community, and insurance professionals understand and manage the risks of the current outbreak of COVID-19.
Society for Human Resource Management
Coronavirus Information and FAQs. This document and the FAQs are intended to provide general information about the novel coronavirus, including how it is transmitted and how you can prevent infection. It does not constitute legal advice on this topic.
South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA)
Coronavirus Updates & Resources. The SDBA has developed this page of resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) to help keep South Dakota banks informed as they plan and prepare for the disease.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This technical assistance document provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace.
World Health Organization
COVID-19 advice for the public: Myth busters.
Getting your workplace ready. This document provides tips to take action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak for businesses and employers.