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Appealing an Unemployment Decision to Superior Court

Appealing an Unemployment Decision to Superior Court

Welcome! If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, this guide can help you appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court.

Si la Junta de Revisión del Departamento del Trabajo de Connecticut tomó una decisión sobre su caso y cree que esa decisión fue equivocada, esta clase puede ayudarle a apelar a la Corte Superior de Connecticut.

Welcome! If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, you can use this checlist to appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court. An appeal is when you ask the court to look at your case again.

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You should talk with a lawyer about this process if you can. If you have very low income, you may be able to get free legal aid. Call Statewide Legal Services at 860-344-0380 (Central CT and Middletown) or 1-800-453-3320 (all other areas in Connecticut).

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you can use this checklist will help you represent yourself in court.

Appealing to Superior Court is not an easy process. There are many steps to follow, and you might not win. It is your right to appeal this decision if you want to. You can decide if you want to try to appeal your case after you read the information in this checklist or speak with a lawyer.

If you want to apply for unemployment, go to legal aid’s self-help guide, Are You Out of Work? Apply for Unemployment.

Step 6 - Follow instructions from the Court

Am I ready to ask the Superior Court to look at my unemployment case?

Get Help From Legal Aid

Age 60+: Get help from legal aid.
Under age 60: Find legal help or apply online.
Not from Connecticut? Find help in another state.

Get help from 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

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