Job & Family Services Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations

Employer’s Appeal Rights for Claimant Benefits
The Notice of Determination of an initial application for unemployment benefits is issued in accordance with the provisions of sections 4141.28(D) & (E), of the Ohio Revised Code.

Employer Appeal Rights
If an employer does not agree with the determination, they may file an appeal. The appeal should include the determination ID number, name, claimant’s social security number, and any additional facts and/or documentation to support the appeal.

An appeal may be filed online, by faxing your appeal to 614-466-7449, or by mail to this address:

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Redetermination Unit

P.O. Box 182212

Columbus, OH 43218-2212

To be timely, the appeal must be received/postmarked no later than 21 calendar days after the “Date Issued”. If the 21st day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the deadline has already been extended to include the next scheduled work day. If the employer does not file the appeal within the 21-day calendar period, include a statement with the date you received the determination and your reason for filing late. If the appeal is late due to a physical or mental condition, provide certified medical evidence that the condition prevented the filing within the 21-day period. In order for the appeal to be considered timely, it must be received/postmarked no later than 21 calendar days after the ending date of the physical or mental condition.

If the contributory (taxpaying) employer is listed as “chargeable” and the claimant left employment due to a potentially disqualifying reason (e.g., quit, discharge) then by appealing, if it is found that the separation was a disqualifying reason, then all potential charges may be assigned to a mutual account and may not be used in the compilation of future UC tax rates. Reimbursing employers can provide information that may affect the validity of the application (for example the weeks and wages used in the computation, or separations that may require the exclusion of wages (e.g.: dishonesty), but are not eligible to have potential charges assigned to the mutual account.