RA File an Appeal

File an Appeal

An employer who receives an adverse determination has the right to appeal that determination. All requests for an appeal hearing must be filed within 20 calendar days after the distributed date of the determination. If the 20th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday the appeal may be filed on the next business day.

How do I file an Appeal?
You may submit your request for an appeal by mail, fax or online through CONNECT. Please complete a Notice of Appeal Form for your request by mail or fax. Please use the CONNECT guide to file online. The following are considered the date of filing:

  • Mail: postmark date
  • Fax: date-stamp
  • Online: CONNECT submission date

Office of Appeals
P.O. Box 5250
Tallahassee, FL 32399-5250
Fax: 850-617-6504

Normally, the appeals hearing will be held by telephone with all involved parties on a conference call. After filing your request for an appeal, the following events will occur:

  • Notice of Hearing will be mailed, listing the date, time and contact information for the scheduled hearing. A postponement may be requested if there is a compelling reason why you cannot participate as scheduled. The request can be made in writing, DEO-A200 before the hearing or on the record during the hearing.
  • Once the appeal hearing is complete, a decision of the result will be distributed
  • If either party disagrees with the appeal decision, a request for review by the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission can be made.

Employers can review RA tax liability, rate and reimbursement final orders by clicking here.

For information and specific instructions on filing an appeal, please read  CONNECT Employer User Guide.


Notice of Appeal FormCONNECT Employer User Guide

A Third Party Administrator (TPA)  performs reemployment assistance benefit activities on behalf of an employer.

For more information and specific instructions on registering as a TPA, please read the CONNECT Third Party Administrator User Guide.

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