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Unemployment Insurance Appeals - Maryland Department of Labor

Due to high call volume the Lower Appeals Division suggests that you contact us via e-mail at This e-mail account is monitored and we will be responding to incoming messages throughout the work day. This e-mail account can also be used to file an appeal. A request for an appeal must include:

  1. the Claimant’s name as it appears on the benefit determination,
  2. the last four digits of the Claimant’s social security number,
  3. the date of the determination which is being appealed,
  4. and a brief statement of why you disagree with the determination which is being appealed.

A claimant for unemployment insurance who has been denied benefits may file an appeal of that denial to the Appeals Division. An employer may appeal a determination granting benefits to a former employee. You may appeal and request a hearing. The appeal must be filed in writing and must be filed by mail, fax or in person within 15 calendar days from the date the determination was mailed. The address to file your appeal is:

Appeals Division
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 505
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-767-2421
Fax: 410-225-9781.

The last date to file an appeal as well as the address to which the appeal should be directed is printed on both monetary and non-monetary determinations. Your name must be legibly printed and your signature must be included on the request for appeal. Appeals cannot be filed by E-mail. DO NOT FILE AN APPEAL FROM AN INITIAL BENEFIT DETERMINATION TO THE BOARD OF APPEALS.

If an appeal is filed, a hearing will be held by a Hearing Examiner, who will then issue a written decision. That decision is appealable by a claimant, an employer or the Department to the Board of Appeals.