The Appellate Panel cannot ordinarily consider new evidence, so your appeal should state what the Appeal Tribunal got wrong. If you believe the Appeal Tribunal failed to consider important testimony or other evidence, did not correctly apply the law, or failed to give you a fair hearing, then you need to explain this in your appeal. Also, if you would like a hearing before the Appellate Panel, you should request this in your appeal. Otherwise, the Appellate Panel may make a decision without a hearing.
Your appeal form or letter must include your name and Social Security number. You can send in your appeal by mail or fax, or file it electronicly through DEW's MyBenefits portal.
You can mail your appeal to this address:
P.O. Box 1752
Columbia, SC 29202
Or fax it to: (803) 737-3166.
You must file your appeal within the deadline for it to be considered! You must file your appeal within ten calendar days of the mailing date listed on the determination. Be aware, that this is ten days from the mailing date--not ten days from your receipt of the determination. If the tenth day falls on a weekend or state or federal holiday, the appeal period extends to the next business day.
To know what day the decision was sent to you, check the last page, beneath the Hearing Officer's signature. There should be a date that looks like this:
Filing a timely appeal is extremely important. If you file your appeal late, you may lose your ability to challenge the denial of your benefits.