How long does it take to receive my decision?
Appeals are processed in order by the date received. It is our goal to process appeals as quickly as
possible. The time frame for processing cases depends on the number of appeals received. During times of high
unemployment the time needed to respond will be extended.
Who makes the decision in my case?
The Board of Appeals consists of three Board members. At least two of the three Board members must agree on
How can I get my case rushed?
The Board of Appeals does not "rush" cases. In order to be fair to all parties, the cases are reviewed by the
Board members in order according to date of appeal.
Do I still file my bi-weekly continued claims (Telecerts or WebCerts)?
Yes, you must continue to file your continued claims (Telecerts
or WebCerts) while your case is pending an appeal.
If your appeal is reversed or modified in your favor you will only receive payment for the weeks you
filed a claim.
If I have an appeal pending before the Board of Appeals and I move what should I do?
When you change your address you must contact both the claims center and the Board of Appeals. This will
insure that all further documents will be sent to the proper address.
What can I do if I don't agree with the Board's of Appeals' decision?
The Board of Appeals is the last level of appeal within this Department. The next level of appeal is the
Circuit Court. You have thirty days from the date of the Board of
Appeals' decision to file an appeal to a Circuit
Court. You may file your appeal in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City or one of the Circuit
Courts in a county in Maryland. Your appeal rights are printed on the front page of the Board's decision.
Additional information (locations, telephone numbers, forms, etc.) regarding the
Circuit Courts can be found at their website.
Check the status of an appeal