Reimbursable Employers

A reimbursable employer typically is a governmental agency or a nonprofit organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A reimbursable employer is required to pay back the UI fund on a dollar-for-dollar basis for all benefits paid to former employees.

The South Carolina Code of Law states that reimbursable employers can choose to pay the department using one of two methods.

Option One:

At the end of each calendar quarter, the department will bill reimbursable employers for the amount due.

Non-profit organizations must reimburse an amount equal to regular unemployment benefits paid plus 50 percent the amount of extended benefits paid to their former employees.

State and local governments must reimburse 100 percent of regular and extended benefits paid to their former employees.

Payment must be made no later than 30 days after the department mails the bill to the organization’s last known address.

All bills are final unless appealed within 15 days of the date listed on the document. If appealed, the department will conduct a hearing using facts to affirm, modify, or reverse its original ruling. All payments are due and payable until a decision is made, either modifying or reversing the amount due.

Appeals may be submitted by mail or fax using the information listed below.

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
Appeal Tribunal
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, SC 29202

For more information on the appeals process in general, visit Appeals Information for Claimants and Employers or contact the Appellate Division at 803-737-2520.

Option Two:

The organization may pay two percent of its quarterly taxable payroll to the department within 30 days after the end of the each quarter.

The department will apply those funds to any outstanding balance owed. At the end of each calendar year, the department will determine whether total payments for the year are less or more than what is owed.

Each organization, whose total payments for the year are less than the amount due, is liable for the unpaid balance.

If total payments exceed the amount owed for the year, all or a part of the excess funds may be refunded or kept as credit toward future payments.


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