SD | The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is currently reviewing the CARES Act unemployment extension provisions.
The provisions include new requirements to qualify to receive benefits from the federal programs outlined within the CARES Act.
“DLR is currently awaiting additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on how to implement these CARES Act extensions in South Dakota,” said state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman. “Benefit payments cannot begin under these new and extended programs until that guidance has been received.”
While the Department waits for that guidance, staff is diligently working to build additional programs within its unemployment computer system to process the revised federal benefits.