How do I appeal an unemployment benefits decision?

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Filing an unemployment appeal

You must file your appeal within 21 calendar days of the mailing date of the denial-of-benefits letter. If you are late, the Appeals Referee cannot legally hear your case unless you show good cause for filing the appeal late. If the Appeals Division decides you have a good reason, the referee will be able to hear your case.

There are four ways you can file your appeal:

  • Complete an appeal form in person at an Appeals Division office:
    • 645 South Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
    • 249 Thomaston Av, Waterbury, CT 06702
  • Write a letter explaining why you are making an appeal and send it to:

Appeals Division
CT Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Blvd
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Please use U.S. mail, Airborne Express, DHL Worldwide Express, Federal Express, or United Parcel Service. If you use the U.S. mail, use a stamp, not a private postal meter. The date of U.S. mail is determined by the postmark. 

Filing an appeal