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Board of Appeals - Unemployment Insurance Appeals

Due to high call volume the Board of Appeals suggests you contact the Board via e-mail. This e-mail account is monitored throughout the work day.

The Board is unable to respond via email due to procedural rules; so if you have a specific question about an appeal you must provide a telephone number where you can be reached or call the Board at the telephone number below. DO NOT attempt to contact the Board, its members, attorneys or staff by any other e-mail address as such contact is prohibited and could compromise your case.

During the current State of Emergency, the appeals can be electronically filed. The Board will accept e-mail appeals ONLY through the following e-mail address: dluiboardappeals-labor@maryland.gov. A request for an appeal must include:

  1. The Claimant’s name as it appears on the Lower Appeals Division Decision;
  2. The Claimant’s social security number and/or the Lower Appeals Division Appeal Number;
  3. A telephone number where you can be reached; and
  4. A brief statement of why you disagree with the Lower Appeals Division Decision being appealed.
  5. You will receive a letter in the mail notifying you of receipt of your appeal to the Board and explaining your rights and responsibilities as it relates to the appeal.

A claimant for unemployment insurance who has been denied benefits at the Lower Appeals Division may file an appeal of that Decision to the Board of Appeals. Likewise, an employer may appeal a Decision granting benefits to a former employee. The appeal must be filed in writing and must be filed by mail, fax or by e-mail, as explained above, within 15 calendar days from the date of the Lower Appeals Division Decision. The address to file your appeal is:

Board of Appeals
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 515
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-767-2781
Fax: 410-767-2787
E-mail Address: dluiboardappeals-labor@maryland.gov

The last date to file an appeal as well as the address to which the appeal should be directed is printed at the end of the Lower Appeals Division Decision. If you are filing by mail or by fax, your name must be legibly printed and your signature must be included on the request for appeal.

DO NOT FILE AN APPEAL FROM AN INITIAL BENEFIT DETERMINATION TO THE BOARD OF APPEALS; FILE SUCH APPEALS WITH THE LOWER APPEALS DIVISION. Lower Appeals contact information is 410-767-2421; Fax 410-767-2532; uilowerappeals.labor@maryland.gov.

If an appeal is filed, the Board will determine if the appeal is a “Petition for Review” or an exercise of the “Right of Further Appeal.” In either case the Board will review the appeal and issue a written Decision. Under certain, limited circumstances the Board may hold a Board Hearing or assign the matter to a Special Examiner for a hearing. The Board’s Decisions are appealable by a claimant, an employer or the Department of Labor to Circuit Court.

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