The Department of Labor and Regulation reminds workers who have been laid off as a result of flood-related issues they may be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
�Some businesses have been forced to close because of flooding,� said State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts. �If affected employees meet certain eligibility guidelines and monetary wage requirements, they may qualify for benefits.�
UI benefits provide a temporary source of income to people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own until they find other work. Per statutory requirement, claimants must serve a one week waiting period before receiving benefit payments.
People can file claims online at www.sd.uiclaims.com or by calling 605-626-3179 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. (CDT).