How to File an Appeal

Appeals can be filed by a claimant, an employer, or a licensed attorney by using either the Claimant Request for Appeal Form or the Employer Request for Appeal Form.




You must MAIL or FAX your appeal to the following address/fax number, unless your determination gives you a different address:

Division of Employment Security
Appeals Tribunal
P.O. Box 59
Jefferson City, MO 65104-0059

Or fax to: 573-751-1321

You have 30 days from the date of the determination to file an appeal. The last day to file an appeal is set out on the determination.

Papers Deemed Filed

All appeals, reports and other papers filed with the Division of Employment Security (DES) are deemed filed either as of the date endorsed by the U.S. Postal Service, or if not endorsed by the Postal Service, the date received at an office of DES or the date received by fax to the Division's agencys central office. If the last date for filing of any papers falls on Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the filing shall be deemed timely if accomplished on the next day that is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor a legal holiday.

Special Notice:

Some determinations contain specific addresses or fax numbers where the appeal should be filed. It is very important that you follow the instructions on the determination on where to file. The address and fax number listed above are used for appeals to unemployment insurance benefit matters, which make up the majority of appeals received by the DES Appeals Tribunal.