Board of Appeals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Unemployment Insurance Appeals
- When should I file an appeal to the Board of Appeals?
- How do I file an appeal to the Board of Appeals from a Lower Appeals Division's decision?
- How long does it take to receive my decision?
- Who makes the decision in my case?
- How can I get my case rushed?
- Do I still file my weekly continued claims (Telecerts or WebCerts)?
- If I have an appeal pending before the Board of Appeals and I move what should I do?
- What can I do if I don't agree with the Board of Appeals' decision?
When should I file an appeal to the Board of Appeals?
If you have received a decision from the Lower Appeals Division signed by a Hearing Examiner or the Chief Hearing Examiner and you do not agree with that decision, you may file an appeal to the Board of Appeals.
NOTE: The Board of Appeals cannot accept an appeal to a NOTICE OF BENEFIT DETERMINATION. If you want to appeal a NOTICE OF BENEFIT DETERMINATION please go to the LOWER APPEALS DIVISION'S portion of this website to learn how.
How do I file an appeal to the Board of Appeals from a Lower Appeals Division's decision?
To file an appeal to the Board of Appeals you need to write a letter. Your letter should state that you are filing an appeal and why you do not agree with the Lower Appeals Division's decision. If you did not appear at the Lower Appeals Division's hearing you should also include in your letter why you were not at that hearing.
Before mailing or faxing your letter of appeal please make sure your name, current address, and either your appeal number or Social Security number are on the letter.
It is very important that you file your appeal in a timely manner. The deadline date for filing a timely appeal to the Board of Appeals can be found at the end of the Lower Appeals Division's decision. You can file your appeal to the Board of Appeals either in person, by fax or mail. If you choose to mail your appeal it must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service either on or before the last day to appeal. Please Note: Appeals to the Board of Appeals can not be filed by electronic mail (e-mail).
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Board of Appeals
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Fax Number: 410-767-2787
How long does it take to receive my decision?
Appeals are processed in order by the date received. It is our goal to process appeals as quickly as possible. The time frame for processing cases depends on the number of appeals received. During times of high unemployment the time needed to respond will be extended.
Do I still file my weekly continued claims (Telecerts or WebCerts)?
Yes, you must continue to file your continued claims (Telecerts or WebCerts) while your case is pending an appeal. If your appeal is reversed or modified in your favor you will only receive payment for the weeks you filed a claim.
If I have an appeal pending before the Board of Appeals and I move what should I do?
When you change your address you must contact both the claims center and the Board of Appeals. This will insure that all further documents will be sent to the proper address.
What can I do if I don't agree with the Board's of Appeals' decision?
The Board of Appeals is the last level of appeal within this Department. The next level of appeal is the Circuit Court. You have thirty days from the date of the Board of Appeals' decision to file an appeal to a Circuit Court. You may file your appeal in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City or one of the Circuit Courts in a county in Maryland. Your appeal rights are printed on the front page of the Board's decision.
Additional information (locations, telephone numbers, forms, etc.) regarding the Circuit Courts can be found at their website.
For information concerning a Lower Appeal, please contact 410-767-2421. For information concerning a Board appeal, please contact 410-767-2781.