Your appeal rights and time limits are explained on each determination. If you do not file within the time limit, you may lose your right to appeal. Generally, only circumstances beyond your reasonable control will be considered good cause for late filing. You can file the appeal by mail or fax to the address listed on the determination.
While waiting for the appeals hearing and decision, you must continue to file as usual for each week you are unemployed, or you will not receive unemployment benefits for those weeks, even if the results are in your favor.
Your employer also may file an appeal to a determination that finds you eligible to receive benefits. An employer’s appeal will not cause your benefits to stop, unless the employer wins the appeal. It is important that you participate in the hearing on the employer’s appeal to present your side of the case. Without your testimony, the employer may win the appeal and you would have to pay back any benefits received. More information on how to file an appeal.