Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Reemployment Assistance


The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation administers the Reemployment Assistance (RA) program. The RA Division pays benefits to unemployed workers and collects RA tax from employers. The Division makes every effort to properly collect taxes and pay benefits. Part of that effort is to prevent, detect and collect overpayments.

Find out more using the links below:

Accurate and Honest Reporting


Civil Actions and Prosecution of Offenders

Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting Possible Fraud


Reporting Refusal of Suitable Work

Businesses should use the Employer Reporting Refusal of Suitable Work form to report employees who refuse to return to work without good reason or who quit their jobs. (Open this form in an Adobe reader program to complete. Changes made in your internet browser will not save.) As soon as possible, email form to or mail to:

DLR RA Division
Attn: Benefits
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD  57402-4730

Fraudulent activity will lead to an inability to receive future reemployment assistance benefits until all fraudulent claims and fines have been repaid. Individuals are responsible for paying back benefits deemed as overpayments due to ineligibility.

See our Refusal to Work page for more information.

Contact Us

Contact us on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 5 p.m. with any questions.

Reemployment Assistance Division - Benefit Payment Control Unit
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.7649
Fax: 605.626.2216