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Appeal of Benefit Determination

WHY FILE AN APPEAL

If you feel that the decision of the Unemployment Compensation Division on a claim was based on incorrect or incomplete information, or that the law was not correctly applied, you may file an appeal in most cases. There are some determinations for which no appeal rights are granted. You cannot appeal in the following situations, and should contact the Unemployment Compensation Division to address these issues:

WHO MAY FILE AN APPEAL

Appeals of the decisions of the Unemployment Compensation Division may be filed by either the claimant or employer. All appeals must include the claimant’s full name with last four digits of the social security number, reason for appeal, and a signature of the requestor. Please note the following:

Important Notice

This webpage is to be used exclusively for appealing a determination on an unemployment compensation claim. It is not to be used for responding to the Tax Division on a Form Ben-8B Notice of Benefit Charges. If you need additional information about filing an appeal click here. (¿Habla Español?)

AS A CLAIMANT:

If you believe your personal information has been used to file a fraudulent claim or you know of someone filing a fraudulent claim.

OR


AS AN EMPLOYER:

If you believe a current or former employee has filed a fraudulent claim.

Please report the fraudulent claim information here.

Please select the type of Appeals filing that you would like to file: