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Lower Appeals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Unemployment Insurance Appeals

  1. How do I file an appeal from a benefit determination?
  2. I did not file for unemployment against this employer, why is there a hearing on this employer?
  3. I am not the appellant in this case, do I have to appear?
  4. Where will my hearing be held?

How do I file an appeal from a benefit determination?
The appeal must be filed in writing and it must be filed within 15 calendar days from the date the determination was mailed. All appeals can be submitted by mail, fax or in person at the address below.

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 filed 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 SEND APPEALS OF BENEFIT DETERMINATIONS TO THE BOARD OF APPEALS.

I did not file for unemployment against this employer, why is there a hearing on this employer?
When you apply for benefits, separations from all employers in your base period year must be adjudicated. These employers may be responsible for part of your unemployment benefits and they have a right to appeal your allowance of benefits.

I am not the appellant in this case, do I have to appear?
You are not compelled to appear at this hearing. If you do not appear, the hearing will go on without you as long as the appealing party appears. However, it is in your best interest to appear and give testimony as to the circumstances of the separation.

Where will my hearing be held?
The Lower Appeals Division hears cases all over the State of Maryland and via telephone. For telephone hearings, instructions for participating are provided on the hearing notice. For in-person hearings, our hearing sites and links to directions are listed below:

BALTIMORE
1100 N. Eutaw St., Rm. 511
Baltimore, MD 21201
Baltimore, MD 21201
GLEN BURNIE
7500 Ritchie Hwy., Ste. 305
District Ct. Building
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
COLUMBIA
7161 Columbia Gateway Dr., Ste. D
Columbia, MD 21046
LAUREL
Laurel Executive Center
312 Marshall Ave
Laurel, MD 20707
EASTPOINT
7930 Eastern Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21224
WHEATON
11002 Veirs Mill Road
Westfield South Office Building
Wheaton, MD 20902

For information concerning a Lower Appeal, please contact 410-767-2421. For information concerning a Board appeal, please contact 410-767-2781.