Please be aware that the American Job Centers, Appeals
Division offices and CTDOL's Wethersfield offices remain closed to the public
due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily updates can be found on our
The Employment Security Appeals Division is an autonomous, quasi-judicial
agency housed in the Department of Labor. Its primary function is to hear
and decide appeals arising from decisions made by Connecticut's Unemployment
Compensation Department, from which it is statutorily independent.
Where the individual has separated for reasons other than lack of work
(quit or fired), or where he or she is otherwise the subject of an adjudication
process, an examiner in a local office makes a determination relative to
the individual's eligibility for benefits following a fact finding interview.
An appeal can be made by the claimant where benefits have been denied,
or by the claimant's employer where benefits have been awarded to the claimant
and charged to the employer's account. Once an appeal is filed, the case
enters the jurisdiction of the Employment Security Appeals Division.
Click here for more information about the Appeals