Board of Review (BOR)

The Board of Review (BOR) decides unemployment appeals of Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) hearing decisions. This is the last step in the administrative appeal process before a case may be appealed to district court.

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Board of Review, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114

Who we serve

The Board of Review serves workers and employers who wish to appeal a hearing decision.  Our decisions affect eligibility for unemployment benefits, training, waiver of overpayments, business successorship, and related issues.

The Massachusetts Legislature created the BOR, an independent, 3-member quasi-judicial state board, to review unemployment cases decided by the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Hearings Department.

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