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The Appeals program provides claimants and employers the opportunity to challenge an adverse determination that has been issued concerning entitlement to benefits or the chargeback of benefits to an employer's account.
In addition, the Appeals program conducts hearings for child care recipients who have been denied child care funding by local workforce boards, and workforce program related state level appeals.
TWC also conducts special hearings for other issues such as labor law decisions and unemployment tax rulings.
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Unemployment Appeals serves claimants and employers with appeal rights who have received adverse determinations made at the Unemployment Benefits Program level. Claimants can get more information about claims and appeals at Unemployment Benefits. Employers can find more information at Unemployment Claim Management.
For child care recipients and persons with adverse determinations from local workforce boards, the Appeals program provides an opportunity to challenge those determinations.
Special hearings include appeals on Texas Payday Law decisions, Child Labor Law decisions, Texas Career Schools and Colleges hearings, and TWC Rule 13 Tax Coverage hearings.
Most federal reporting requirements are detailed in the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Handbook 401.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) administers the Appeals program in Texas for the types of appeals listed above. Appeals for each program are authorized and funded by the program they support. Laws, regulations, and guidance include:
An appeals hearing tutorial for parties to an appeal plus a handbook covering issues and interests of Texas employers.
Additional unemployment appeals resources and related information.
Last Verified: December 17, 2012
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Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired customers may contact Relay Texas: 800-735-2989 (TDD) and 711 (Voice). Equal opportunity is the law.
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