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.


SC Works Office Locations in Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties Closing Due to COVID-19

In an effort to limit exposure and personal contact to COVID-19, all SC Works office buildings within the Waccamaw Region (including Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties) will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will not reopen until further notice. Unemployment questions? Please call 1-866-831-1724.


UPDATE: The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting to be Conference Call Only

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 has been updated. For health and safety reasons, the meeting will now be held via conference call only. This Conference Call Board Meeting will take place at 9:30am. The call-in information and meeting packet is listed below:


WDB March Meeting
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)

You can dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 216-355-589

WDB Packet – March 17, 2020


Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting Scheduled

Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda

The next Waccamaw Workforce Development Board meeting is scheduled for 9:30am on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in the conference room at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments building located at 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

The meeting agenda is attached below. For additional information, please call 843-546-8502.

WDB Meeting Packet – March 17, 2020

WRCOG Events
WRCOG News and Blog
Contact us
The Region

Follow Us

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone: (843) 546-8502

Web design by:
Three Ring Focus