How to File a Massachusetts Unemployment Appeal

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

1. Go to the Massachusetts unemployment website and click on 'Appeal'.
2. Contact your unemployment counselor.
3. File a claim directly with the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Massachusetts Unemployment FAQ

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

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# Richard 2011-01-21 11:13
I sent in the form for my appeal over a month ago and have not heard anything yet. I can not get through on the phone lines and the Quincy office is swamped. Just wanted to know the status but I no longer have the address of the appeals office where I sent the original letter to. Could you please EMAIL me the correct address so that I may write them again to find out the status of my appeal. Thank you.
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# Deborah 2011-05-06 15:07
Moved with spouse to another state to be with him during his fathers last 6 wks. Was denied on appeal that this was not an urgent and compeling reason. I was not primary care giver, due to his alzehimers he was place in a nursing home with hospice assistance. Do you feel this is worth another appeal?
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# Monica 2012-01-22 22:28
My spouse was transferred from Massachusetts to Denver, CO from her company l l/2 years ago. We have been living a long distance relationship. I have tried to look for a job in Denver but have not been successful. I have resigned from my job in Massachusetts so that I can be with my wife in Denver and look for a job there. I was denied benefits. Do you feel this is work appealing?
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# paul 2013-04-17 05:01
my employer has a set date he tells unemployment of our startup for work. i called to tell unemployment i was still unemployed because i have a medical issue to have taken care of. the guy says " so you are not looking for work?" to;d him i was. could do other kinds of work but i like what i do now. so he flagged me and i am getting no benefits or money. people who own corporations collect and they make a lot more then me. millionairs collect unemployment and have no problems. guess the unemployment office figures its easier to screw me then go after the people who abuse the system.
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