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Appeals Guide - Filing the Appeal
Appeals from UI benefit and tax determinations are filed to the Appeal Tribunal or mailed to an unemployment insurance claim center or tax office. If you
disagree with the ESD determination and file an appeal to the Appeal
Tribunal, you will get a hearing before a Hearing Officer. At the hearing,
the Hearing Officer will take testimony and written evidence. Shortly after
the hearing you will receive the Hearing Officer's written decision in the
You can file a benefit appeal by
mail, email, fax, or telephone. All tax appeals must be filed in writing.
Your appeal must be:
- filed on time,
- it must be signed by you or your representative.
Now file benefit determination appeals by telephone by calling:
Time limit. The basic time limit for
filing appeals is 30 days after the ESD issues its written determination.
You have an additional three days to appeal any determination sent to you by
mail. If the last day of the time limit falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or
holiday, you have until the next business day to file the appeal.
appeals. If you file your appeal after the time limit, be sure to
state in your appeal why it is late. A late benefit determination appeal can
be accepted only if something outside your control prevented you from filing
on time. Some late tax determination appeals may also be accepted if
something beyond your control prevented you from filing on time. PLEASE
NOTE: The law provides no basis for extending the appeal period for protests
against tax rate determinations.
Withdrawing your appeal. If you are
the person who appealed and you later change your mind, you may request in
writing that your appeal be withdrawn. Please explain why you are
withdrawing your appeal. Appeals may be withdrawn if the record preceding
the appeal and the request for withdrawal support the correctness of the
determination and indicate no coercion or fraud is involved. AS
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