When is my unemployment benefits appeal hearing?

Hearings are not automatically scheduled at the Commission level. A hearing before the Commission must be requested in writing. That request must be made within 14 days from the date the Notice of Appeal was mailed.

What should parties expect at unemployment benefits appeal hearings?

See full answerHearings are informal; however, all testimony is taken under oath and an official record is made of all testimony and exhibits introduced into evidence. An appeals examiner will preside over the hearing. The appeals examiner will insure all parties are granted a reasonable opportunity for a hearing. This means each party will be given the opportunity to present evidence, to subpoena and question witnesses, to review all documentation and exhibits offered into evidence and to make arguments on their behalf. The appeals examiner will assist unrepresentative parties in presenting their cases and testing the cases of the opposing parties. All parties, witnesses and representative parties are expected to be courteous and non-disruptive. The appeals examiner will insure each party is allowed to participate in an orderly manner. Individuals who become disruptive may be excluded from the hearing and prevented from further participation in the case.

How are the parties notified of the unemployment benefits appeal hearing?

A Notice of Hearing will be mailed to all parties. The notice will contain the time, date and location of the hearing and the issues, which will be addressed at the hearing. The notice contains important information on both sides, which should be carefully read by all parties.

Can an unemployment benefits appeal hearing be reopened?

A party who was unable to appear at a hearing or who appeared but wishes to present additional evidence, may request a reopening of the hearing, which will be granted if good cause is shown. Requests for reopening must be made in writing to the chief appeals examiner and must contain the specific reason(s) for the request.

When to file your unemployment insurance claim?

You should apply for unemployment benefits during your first week of total or partial unemployment. Most claims are processed within 21-28 days after filing. It may take longer if there is an issue with your claim.

How do you file an unemployment claim?

Before You Apply. The unemployment insurance system pays temporary assistance to eligible individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

  • Filing your Unemployment Application.
  • File Your Weekly Certification.
  • Your Work Search Responsibilities.
  • Report Work and Earnings.
  • Find a Job.
  • Should I file a new unemployment claim?

    A regular unemployment insurance benefit year ends 12 months after the claim started. You must reapply for a new claim if you earned enough wages in the last 18 months and are still unemployed or working part time. We will notify you when your new claim is processed. This usually takes two to three weeks.

    What do you need to file an unemployment claim?

    To file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim, you need to satisfy all document and eligibility requirements. As a claimant, you must provide: Social Security number. Alien registration number, if you are not a U.S. citizen. Driver’s license number or other state government identification number.