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Reemployment Assistance (formerly Unemployment Insurance)
Reemployment Assistance provides temporary financial assistance for people who have lost their job until they find other employment. South Dakota's reemployment assistance program is financed by employers through payroll taxes; workers do not contribute to this plan.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division has been renamed the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Division. This is a result of HB 1035 which passed during the 2019 legislative session.
The main URL has changed to dlr.sd.gov/ra. Please update any bookmarked links.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available
The Department of Labor and Regulation is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA DR-4440. View eligiblity and application requirements.
Reemployment Assistance for Individuals
Reemployment Assistance for Businesses
Reemployment Assistance Division
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: If you do not know which section listed above you need to speak with, please call 605.626.2301 for assistance.