Second Level Appeal
The purpose of an appeal to the Appeals Board is to request a review of the Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) Decision. An appeal to the Appeals Board must be submitted within 20 calendar days from the date of the ALJ's decision. Include the following information:
- Your name
- The name of your business if you are the employer
- Address and telephone number
- Social Security number if you are a claimant
- Employer account number and the claimant's social security number if you are an employer
- The name and mailing address of any representative
- The reason for your appeal
- The appeal case number assigned to the ALJ's decision
Mail the appeal to the return address on the ALJ's decision notice. The Appeals Board will confirm receipt of the appeal and advise interested individuals of the procedural options available to them. Generally, the Appeals Board does not consider new or additional evidence. However, individuals have 10 days from the date of the confirmation letter to ask to present oral or written arguments and new evidence. The acceptance of any additional evidence is at the Board's discretion.
The Appeals Board will issue a written decision. A decision by the Appeals Board completes all administrative remedies. Individuals who disagree with the Appeals Board's decision, may file a Writ of Mandate to the Superior Court within six months of the mailing date of the Appeals Board's written decision.
Listed below are some of the reference materials we use to make our decisions:
- Unemployment Insurance Code
- California Code of Regulations, Title 22
- Benefit Determination Guides
- Precedent Benefit Decisions
You can access the Employment Development Department Appeal Form, DE 1000M on this Web site if you wish to file an appeal. The appeal form is also included with each disqualification notice that we mail. Mail your completed appeal form to the address on the disqualification notice.