Sample "Unemployment Denial Appeal Letter"

An Unemployment Denial Appeal Letter is a formal document prepared by the individual whose application for unemployment benefits was reviewed and denied. If you were fired from your last job and submitted an application to receive unemployment assistance so that you are able to look for another employment opportunity, you should get a response from the local employment service that approves your application or denies it. In case you still believe you qualify for unemployment assistance, you can prepare an appeal and get an unemployment payment. A Sample Unemployment Denial Appeal Letter is available for download below.

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How to Write an Appeal Letter for Unemployment Denial?

Follow these steps to appeal the refusal to provide you with unemployment benefits:

  1. Greet the recipient and introduce yourself.
  2. Refer to the denial of unemployment assistance - enter the number of the document you have received.
  3. Confirm your intention to contest the denial to grant you unemployment compensation.
  4. Explain the reasoning behind your appeal if you believe the employment service made the wrong decision. If the original application was denied because you did not add enough necessary details or did not enclose important documentation, do it now. Also, you should contact your former colleagues to ask them to draft a witness statement on your behalf if they are aware of the issue that led to your dismissal.
  5. Thank the unemployment office for their time and attention and express hope for the swift resolution of the problem. It is recommended to explain that you are unable to look for another job without unemployment assistance - if possible, attach a financial statement to show you do not have enough money to support yourself at the moment.
  6. Sign and date the Unemployment Denial Appeal Letter template. Send it by certified mail - if you received the refusal via e-mail, you may send the appeal the same way. Note that if your letter is ignored the first time, you can file a claim every week to show you are going to persist and not rest until your appeal is reviewed and the benefits are granted.

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Sample Unemployment Denial Appeal
Letter
From: ​ T om Jones
94 Green Boulevard
San Francisco, California 94146
[​
D ate​
]
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to appeal the decision by the [​
D epartment​
] of [​
S tate​
] to deny
me from receiving unemployment benefits. My Case is 00120034 and the date I
received my denial notice was [​
D ate​
] . A copy of my notice is attached to this letter. I
respectfully protest the results of my unemployment denial.
I have been dismissed from my job and denied unemployment benefits because my
supervisor reported that I came to a job site very late on [​
D ate​
] . He states that my
tardiness kept the team from working and cost the company money. In fact, I arrived
at the job site early and saw that some of the supplies and equipment were not there. I
left the site and drove to the company warehouse to retrieve the missing items. When I
returned to the worksite the crew was waiting for the equipment I had. My supervisor
accused me of being late and told me I was fired. I tried to explain that I was not late
but he would not listen. I filed for unemployment benefits but was denied due to being
fired for cause.
I have 2 witnesses - Josh Franks and Barbara Black - who saw me arrive early and
leave again to go to the warehouse for equipment and supplies that should have
already been at the site. They are willing to testify on my behalf in a hearing. I would
like to request a hearing so that I can have an opportunity to present my case and have
the State reconsider my unemployment denial.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Tom Jones
[​
S ignature​
]
© ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM
Sample Unemployment Denial Appeal
Letter
From: ​ T om Jones
94 Green Boulevard
San Francisco, California 94146
[​
D ate​
]
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to appeal the decision by the [​
D epartment​
] of [​
S tate​
] to deny
me from receiving unemployment benefits. My Case is 00120034 and the date I
received my denial notice was [​
D ate​
] . A copy of my notice is attached to this letter. I
respectfully protest the results of my unemployment denial.
I have been dismissed from my job and denied unemployment benefits because my
supervisor reported that I came to a job site very late on [​
D ate​
] . He states that my
tardiness kept the team from working and cost the company money. In fact, I arrived
at the job site early and saw that some of the supplies and equipment were not there. I
left the site and drove to the company warehouse to retrieve the missing items. When I
returned to the worksite the crew was waiting for the equipment I had. My supervisor
accused me of being late and told me I was fired. I tried to explain that I was not late
but he would not listen. I filed for unemployment benefits but was denied due to being
fired for cause.
I have 2 witnesses - Josh Franks and Barbara Black - who saw me arrive early and
leave again to go to the warehouse for equipment and supplies that should have
already been at the site. They are willing to testify on my behalf in a hearing. I would
like to request a hearing so that I can have an opportunity to present my case and have
the State reconsider my unemployment denial.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Tom Jones
[​
S ignature​
]
© ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM