Last Updated: January 4, 2023

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

Review the notice of determination: This should include the reasons for the denial of benefits and any information you need to provide in order to appeal the decision.

Gather supporting documents: This may include pay stubs, employer records, or other documents that support your claim for unemployment benefits.

File an appeal: You will need to file an appeal within a certain timeframe, which is usually specified in the notice of determination. You can usually file an appeal online, by mail, or in person at your local unemployment office.

Attend a hearing: If your appeal is accepted, you may be required to attend a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. At the hearing, you will have the opportunity to present your case and any supporting evidence.

Wait for a decision: After the hearing, the administrative law judge will make a decision on your appeal. If you disagree with the decision, you may be able to appeal to a higher court.

It’s important to follow all deadlines and procedures when appealing a decision on unemployment benefits. If you need assistance, consider seeking the advice of an attorney or a local legal aid organization.

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