How do I appeal a decision about my eligibility for unemployment?

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Submitting an unemployment eligibility appeal

If you want to appeal a decision about your eligibility for unemployment benefits, you must file your appeal within 21 days of the decision letter's mail date. There are three ways you can file:

  • Log in to and complete the online form
  • Mail a letter to: 

    Board of Review
    DOL Appeals Division
    38 Wolcott Hill Road
    Wethersfield CT 06109

  • Fax a letter to the DOL Board of Review at 860-263-6977

Please make sure your letter or form includes: 

  • A statement that it is an “Appeal to the Board of Review” 
  • The referee case number
  • Every reason why you think the referee’s decision was wrong
  • An address where you receive mail

The Board of Review will mail you a letter telling you that they have received your request.

Filing an appeal Eligibility