How to File a California Unemployment Appeal

If you feel like you need to file an unemployment appeal, you can do so by:

1. Go to the California unemployment website and click on 'Appeal'.
2. Contact your unemployment counselor.
3. File a claim directly with the California Board of Labor.
4. Contact a labor attorney.

What are some reason that you might need to file an unemployment appeal?

1. You feel like you did not receive the full amount of your unemployment benefits.
2. You feel like you were treated unfairly or discriminated against.
3. You feel like you were denied for unemployment benefits inappropriately.
4. You feel like your employer is trying to block you from receiving unemployment benefits when you are legitimately entitled and eligible to receive them.
5. You think that your unemployment benefits ran out too soon.
6. You believe that your unemployment application was incorrectly or unfairly judged or handled.

The staff of the California unemployment offices are very diligent and professional counselors who genuinely want to help you, but sometimes mistakes are made. If you feel like something has gone wrong during your unemployment case that has affected the benefits that you receive, you can file a California unemployment appeal in order to have your case reviewed. Do this as soon as possible. Do not let too much time pass, or it may be too late.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the FAQ Page, click here: California Unemployment FAQ

To go the main California Unemployment page, click here: California Unemployment

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# Liz 2012-03-13 11:35
is there any way to file a hearing ? and is it possible for UI to overpay $11,000.00 ? what can i do about this please help
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# LiZz 2012-05-18 02:06
Quoting Liz:
is there any way to file a hearing ? and is it possible for UI to overpay $11,000.00 ? what can i do about this please help

I am in the same situation......any advice.....i worked part time on and off but didnt report it......what can i do?
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# ben 2013-01-25 03:24
I am an american who lives in Japan. My father is currently receiving money from unemployment in California. I want to buy him a ticket to come visit and stay with me and my wife in Japan for one month. Can he stop claiming his unemployment money while he is in Japan, then start again once he comes back to America? He is worried that if he stops getting money from unemployment for a week or two, he will not be able to start again when he returns to the US? Please advise.
Thank you.
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# Logan 2013-03-29 09:39
I was wrongfully terminated, yet my boss lied to unemployment and told them I was fired because I couldn't follow basic rules. Unemployment denied me benefits but said they would reopen my case after I made $2250 more after the fire date. What does this mean? So if I find a job and after I make that amount, I can show it and prove to unemployment that I made what they asked, then will I receive my benefits?
Then what if I quit that job after making that amount they asked for? Will I still get my back unemployment?
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# donais 2013-04-05 12:14
Can I file for unemployment ? if I had to leave the state to be there for family during surgury for a cancer patient ? I put my two weeks in before I left
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