Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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CARES Act Benefits and Implementation

CARES Act Extension Provisions - Benefits and Implementation

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

DLR will continue to pay regular State claims. 

View our federal pandemic unemployment programs archival information.