We received a refund request from an insurance company. Now I have to send an appeal. So, what is the correct way of typing the subject? is it,

  1. Appeal of Refund request.
  2. Appeal for Refund request.
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    I would favor of there, but if you're in doubt get rid of the preposition altogether and rearrange the wording: Refund Request Appeal. In any case, the insurance company will know what you mean.
    – Robusto
    May 23, 2019 at 14:20
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    Or just write it out in plain language: We are appealing the request for a refund. Sometimes, longer can be simpler. You don't have to use abbreviated subjects in email messages. May 23, 2019 at 15:12
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    To add to the above, if you did want to use the second, I'd add a word: Appeal for a Refund request.
    – Gamora
    May 23, 2019 at 15:44

2 Answers 2


If I'm understanding the situation correctly (the third party are requesting money from yourselves), then the word you are looking for is 'against' -

Appeal against Refund Request

Part of the reason you are struggling is that 'Appeal' and 'Request' don't usually go together; Appeals are usually associated with demands for payment, whereas a true 'Request' would merely need to be 'turned down'.


If you are appealing the refund request, you can phrase it as "Appeal of Refund Request". "For" and "against" sound odd to me (in general American English).

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