You will need to provide proof of earnings when you submit your Pandemic Unemployment Assistance application.

Proof of earnings can be shown with the submission any of the following documents.

If you worked in 2019, please provide one of the following:

    • 2019 Federal Tax Return (preferable)
    • 2019 1099 - Miscellaneous Income Only
    • 2019 W-2
    • Final Pay stub in 2019

    Note:   If you're unable to provide proof of your 2019 wages, you will only be allowed the minimum PUA benefit payment of $172. If and when you provide your proof of earnings for 2019, your claim will be redetermined. If it results in a higher amount, adjusted payments will be issued to you.

    You may upload up to three documents prior to selecting the Upload button. 
    Once a document is uploaded, it will become property of DLR. Files cannot be larger than 5MB in size and can be one of the following formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, RTF, TXT, Excel (XLS or XLSX), or Word (DOC or DOCX). Please note: High resolution photographs often exceed the 5 MB limit and should not be uploaded. If a digital image is needed, please choose a lower resolution setting on your camera or scanner to reduce the size of the file.

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    If you are unable to upload, you can mail copies of the PUA documents documents along with your name, contact information, and confirmation number to:
    South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
    Reemployment Assistance Division, PUA Claims
    P.O. Box 4730
    Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730

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