Filing Unemployment Insurance Appeals

Both a claimant and employer have the right to appeal a decision that adversely effects them.  The easiest way to file an appeal is online at the link below.  However, you can also submit a written appeal by mail or fax.

An initial appeal must be filed within 15 days of the date on the Department's decision.  An appeal to the Workforce Appeals Board (Board) must be received by the Board within 30 days of the date on the Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) decision.  A late appeal may be considered if you can show good cause for filing late.

If you missed a hearing, and disagree with the hearing decision, you can request to reopen the hearing by following the same appeals process.  A request to reopen a hearing must be made within ten (10) business days of the hearing decision.  You are required to show an excusable reason for failing to participate in the hearing.  Requests after ten days will require you to show cause for the delay.  Requests after 30 days will require you to show good cause for the delay.

To submit an online appeal, click on the appropriate link below and follow the instructions.

Read the Guide to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Process for more information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Appeal by Mail or Fax: Click here for our contact information