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Can I Appeal A Denial Of Unemployment Benefits?

You have the right to file an appeal if you do not agree with the denial of benefits. Likewise, an employer may appeal an award of benefits.

You have 21 calendar days from the date of the predetermination hearing decision to file an appeal with the Appeals Division. To file your appeal, you can use the appeal form on the Internet at , obtain a form at any Job Center or write a letter containing the basis for your appeal. You may file in person at any Job Center or at any Appeals Division office, or by fax or Internet.

A Notice of Hearing will be mailed to you, any employers involved, and the Unemployment Compensation Department indicating the time, date, place, and the issues to be covered. Attached to the Notice of Hearing may be relevant documents, such as the employer's fact finding statement or appeal, if these documents were not previously provided to you. These documents will help you to prepare for the hearing. Start preparing for your case as soon as you become aware that an appeal has been filed.

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