Appeals to the Appellate Panel

The appellate panel acts as a board of review and is confined to the record developed during the initial hearing.

The appellate panel cannot consider new evidence or testimony.

You may file an appeal to the appellate panel by completing an appeal Application for Leave to Appeal to the Appellate Panel Form (APP-111) or writing an appeal letter detailing your disagreement with the determination. Your appeal form or letter must include your name and Social Security number. 

Your appeal must be filed within 10 calendar days of the mailing date listed on the appeal tribunal decision. If the 10th day falls on a weekend or recognized holiday, the appeal period extends to the next business day.

Appeals may be submitted by mail or fax using the information listed below.

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
Appellate Panel
P.O. Box 1752
Columbia, SC 29202

Fax: 803-737-3166

By law, if you disagree with the appellate panel's decision you can appeal to the South Carolina Administrative Law Court within 30 days of the mailing date listed on the appellate panel's decision. Contact the South Carolina Administrative Law Court for more information.

The Panel

The appellate panel is comprised of three members who are elected by the General Assembly to serve four-year terms. Though housed in the appellate division of DEW, the panel is separate and distinct from DEW. The panel’s sole function is to rule on appeals of decisions made by the administrative hearing officers.

Click here to view the 2016-2020 appellate panelists.

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