Resource Guide for Small Businesses or Individuals Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

We know you must have questions related to Small Business Financial Assistance; Insurance, Regulatory, and Tax Support; Employment Resources; and Health & Safety Updates-Find a comprehensive list of sites aimed at helping you or your business with the COVID-19 crisis by clicking below:




4-13-2020 WRCOG Board of Directors’ Meeting Cancelled

The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors will not meet in April 2020.


Tutorial and Video Guides to Filing for Unemployment Benefits

If you’re applying for unemployment benefits, please check out the tutorial guides and/or video guides to help you navigate the system.

Tutorial Links:
– https://www.dew.sc.gov/in…/apply-for-benefits/claims-process
• Creating a username and password.
• Registering an account.
• Filing your initial UI claim.
• Filing weekly claims.

Video Links:
– https://www.dew.sc.gov/individuals/tools/tutorial-videos
• How to Register | Learn how to register in the new system.
• Create an Account | Learn how to set up your account in the benefits system.
• File a New Claim | Learn how to file an initial claim in the system as a new claimant.
• Claiming Weekly | Learn how to file your weekly claim in the unemployment benefits system.
• Wages Tutorial | Learn what wages to report when filing your weekly unemployment claim.


Applying for Unemployment Benefits Related to COVID-19? Q & A Guide:

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

If your work has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Please review the instructions below.

If you need assistance applying for benefits, claims representatives are available at 1-866-831-1724 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

If you have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Follow the links below to learn about the claims process including how to apply for benefits, how to register for work and how to do the required work searches.

Go to dew.sc.gov and follow these links to learn more

1. The claims process.
2. Register for work.
3. Search for work.


WRCOG Office Closure Notice

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak and its related public health concerns, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments’ main office in Georgetown at 1230 Highmarket Street will close to the public effective immediately until further notice. WRCOG staff will still continue serving the public via phone and online.

WRCOG’s main number, 843-546-8502, will be answered as normal from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and all staff will remain accessible as usual.  Staff will also be available via email.

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