How to Appeal Unemployment Denial

Last Updated: January 24, 2023

If you’ve been denied unemployment benefits, you have the right to appeal the decision. Here are the steps you can take to appeal an unemployment denial:

1. Review the decision letter: The letter you received explaining the decision should include the reason for the denial, as well as information on how to appeal.


2. Gather evidence: Collect any documents or evidence that support your case, such as pay stubs, letters from your employer, or witness statements.

3. File an appeal: Follow the instructions in the decision letter to file an appeal. This typically involves filling out a form and submitting it within a certain timeframe.

4. Attend the hearing: You may be required to attend a hearing to present your case. At the hearing, you’ll have the opportunity to explain why you believe you should be eligible for benefits and present any evidence you have.

5. Wait for a decision: After the hearing, the appeals board will review the case and issue a decision. If the decision is not in your favor, you may be able to appeal again at a higher level.

It’s important to act quickly when appealing an unemployment denial, as there are often strict deadlines for filing an appeal.

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