- To appeal you can write to the department stating that you are appealing
a determination. The appeal must be mailed, hand-delivered or faxed to a
hearing office or unemployment insurance office. You may also appeal on line at
- Include a copy of the determination or identify the determination by its nine-digit number
located in the upper left-hand corner of the page.
- Include the claimant's name and social security number, as well as the name of your place of
employment and actual worksite address.
- Include dates and times when you and your witnesses and representatives cannot be available
for a hearing. The department will attempt to accommodate your request.
- Indicate any special needs such as an interpreter or other accommodations needed due to disability.
- Provide your attorney or agent’s name and address (if you are
represented), and include dates when you, your attorney, agent or
witness(es) are not available for a hearing as postponements cannot
always be granted.
- To be timely, your appeal must be received or postmarked by the last
appeal date shown on the front of the determination. An appeal by FAX or
Internet must be received by midnight (central time) on the last appeal
date. A claimant in another state may file an appeal at the nearest
public employment office. See back of the determination under WHERE TO
FILE AN APPEAL.
- You, your agent, or your attorney must sign the appeal unless filed online.
Extensive information about UI appeals and the hearing process can be found in the online
pamphlet Attending a UI Hearing
(also available in Español and
Txhais lus hmoob)