How to Appeal a Determination
These instructions are for the first step in the appeals process, which is an appeal to the Appeal Tribunal. The first step is to appeal in writing to TWC.
You must appeal in writing within 14 calendar days from the date that we mail you the Determination Notice. The date mailed is located on the top of the Determination Notice form, and the last day you can file an appeal is at the bottom of the form. If the fourteenth day falls on a federal or state holiday, you have until the next business day to file your appeal.
You can submit your written appeal online, in person at your nearest Workforce Solutions office, or by mailing or faxing your appeal letter to the Appeals Department. The mailing address and fax number are shown on your Determination Notice and listed below. You cannot submit an appeal by e-mail or over the telephone. If you choose to fax the information, keep the paperwork that indicates successful transmission of your appeal.
Your letter or appeal form should include:
- Your name
- Your Social Security Number
- Your current address
- The date TWC mailed you the Determination Notice
- A copy of the Determination Notice, if possible
- Any dates on which you will not be able to participate in a hearing
Please keep a copy of your appeal for your records.
Mail, fax or deliver your appeal to:
Mail: Appeal Tribunal
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 410
Austin, TX 78778
In person: Workforce Solutions office
Appeal online: Unemployment Benefits Appeal Form
Texas Unemployment News:
The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly last month, representing the first increase in the rate this year, state officials said Friday.
The Texas Workforce Commission announced the state unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from the 5.1 percent recorded in July. The national unemployment rate stands is 6.1 percent.
Major industries across the board in Texas continued to show growth, with the workforce commission saying the state added 20,100 jobs last month. Commission spokeswoman Lisa Givens said total job growth and unemployment rates are surveyed separately and sometimes show different results.
Professional and business services jobs grew by 8,700, with smaller numbers added in education and health service industries, as well as manufacturing, mining and logging.
Unemployment remains the lowest in parts of West Texas where oil production is booming.
The Midland area had the lowest unemployment rate in Texas last month at 2.8 percent. The jobless rate for neighboring Odessa was 3.4 percent.
The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area in the Rio Grande Valley had the highest statewide unemployment at 9.8 percent, according to TWC figures. Nearby Brownsville and Harlingen had an 8.9 percent rate.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area posted a 5.5 percent unemployment rate, slightly higher than the 5.4 percent posted in Houston-Sugar Land.
“I commend Texas employers for continuing to grow their investments in the Lone Star State,” workforce commissioner Hope Andrade said in a statement.