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Bryan E. Kuhn
Counselor at Law, P.C.
Business & Employment Law Attorney

Filing an appeal on your unemployment? Remember these tips

Unemployment is meant to help a worker make ends meet until they can find new employment — but the claim has to be approved, first. 

If your application for unemployment was denied you need to take immediate steps to protect your interests. That means learning exactly why your claim was denied (such as whether your former employer is contesting your right to benefits) and filing an appeal. Here are some quick facts that can help you handle the process:

You must state your case in a timely manner

You only have 20 days from the date the decision notice was mailed to file the appeal. You have to include all the reasons you’re appealing. You’re only allowed to discuss the reasons you list on the appeal when you have a hearing. Being as detailed as you can in the appeal is a good idea. 

New facts must be submitted in writing

At the hearing, you can only bring up points that you already disclosed, so you need to present any new information and facts that are relevant to your claim in writing. The law does permit you to present witness testimony at your hearing. 

Hearings are via telephone

The hearing for your appeal will be handled over the phone unless you require, for some valid reason, an in-person hearing. You must register for the hearing by the day before the hearing is to take place. If you don’t register prior to the deadline and are the appealing party, the case is dismissed. If you are the responding party and don’t register, the hearing will continue without you being there. 

The unemployment appeal process is very complex, and gathering the right evidence on your own can be very difficult. It’s also easy to miss an important step without experienced guidance. If you believe that your unemployment was unfairly and incorrectly denied, the smartest thing you can do is to start preparing your appeal.

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