If (1) you worked either out of state or for the federal government, (2) the original letter said you were not "monetarily" eligible because you had not worked (or had not worked enough) during your base period, and (3) the original letter was called "Notice of Unemployment Insurance Award", then ignore the first letter; this second letter replaces it, and do not file the appeal. If either (a) your only work in the last 18 months was in CA and not for the federal government, (b) the original letter that said you were not eligible did say use the word "monetarily" to describe the type of ineligibility, or (c) the reason that it gave was something other than how much you had worked, then you need to continue with the appeal. The notice of award says how much you would receive if you were eligible. It is sent whether or not you are eligible. It indicates only whether you are monetarily eligible, not that any other eligibility requirements have been resolved.