Unemployment Appeal Letter [Free Samples]

An unemployment appeal letter is a formal document written by a former employee to contest the local unemployment office’s decision to deny benefits or to question the amount of benefits received. Use our sample unemployment appeal letters as a guideline for writing your own.

Sample 1 - Unemployment Appeal Letter For Disqualification

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code
Case Number

DATE

State Unemployment Compensation Board
Address
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Appeal for the denial of unemployment benefits

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this formal letter to ask that you appeal the denial regarding my unemployment compensation from the [State of Illinois]. 

The letter, dated [DATE], affirmed that the employer was disputing me on the grounds that I was not entitled to the funds.

It said that I quit my job and that after a brief meeting I was persuaded to stay on at my job. Those facts, as stated by the employer, are 100 percent false.

Furthermore, they are an obvious and unscrupulous attempt to get out of paying unemployment. I, in fact, have detailed evidence that proves my point, which is attached to this letter.

Over the past few months of working at my job, a new foreman in my department was putting outrageous demands on me. In the end, I was eventually written up, although I fought it every step of the way. 

You will find that the severance contract clearly reveals they fired me and also compensated me with a severance package.

This shows it’s a deliberate attempt to simply settle out of court. Also, based on the fact that I had been given an unreasonable workload, brought up the subject of age discrimination, and many other reasons, it was obvious that they were trying to get rid of me.

However, the documentation that I have attached will put it all in perspective so you’ll understand where I am coming from.

The application form that your agency requires is filled out accurately. Please look into this matter at your earliest convenience. 

Thank you for taking the time to review both my letter and documentation. If you need to contact me, my number is [(123) 777-4343].

Sincerely,

Signature
Printed Name
Enclosures: Severance Documents, One Month’s Severance Pay Stub, Relevant Forms

Sample 2 - Unemployment Appeal Letter For Attendance

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code
Case Number of Claimant

DATE

State Unemployment Compensation Board
Address
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Appeal for the denial of unemployment benefits

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a formal request to appeal the decision made regarding the denial of my unemployment compensation benefits from the [State of Ohio]. 

The letter sent, dated December 30, 20xx, stated that the employer was fighting me on grounds that I was not eligible for these funds.

It stated that I was absent from work, without leave multiple times. The facts provided to you by the employer are false.

Moreover, they are a blatant attempt to avoid paying unemployment. I have detailed proof, which I have attached.

I filled out the application your organization requires, and would like this to be looked at as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [555-589-7854].

Sincerely,

Signature
Printed Name
Enclosures: Severance Documents, One Month’s Severance Pay Stub, Relevant Forms

Sample 3 - Unemployment Appeal Letter For Misconduct

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code
Case Number of Claimant

DATE

State Unemployment Compensation Board
Address
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Appeal for the denial of unemployment benefits

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is a formal appeal of the decision by the State Unemployment Board to deny me unemployment compensation benefits. 

I received the denial in a letter dated DATE, that informed me that my employer was fighting my right to compensation because I quit my job.

This is a false accusation. They fired me and paid me one month’s salary compensation. I have included the documents to prove this. 

I respectfully request an unemployment hearing in order to have the opportunity to present the documents that prove my claim. I am confident that my documents will prove that the claims of my employer are false. 

Thank you for taking the time to consider my case. I can be reached at Phone Number or at Email Address if you have any further questions. 

Sincerely,

Signature
Printed Name
Enclosures: Severance Documents, One Month’s Severance Pay Stub, Relevant Forms

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