What to Expect after Filing your Appeal
Normally, the appeals hearing will be held by telephone with all involved parties on a conference call. After filing your request for an appeal, the basic order of events are as follows:
- You will receive a Notice of Hearing. This contains the date, time and contact information for the scheduled hearing. Call in advance for any needed corrections or any special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- You will be contacted on your scheduled date. The appeals referee will conference any other involved parties.
- The appeals referee assigned to the case will: record the hearing, explain purpose of the hearing and appeal procedures, make known the contents of the case file, place all witnesses under oath or affirmation, question parties and witnesses to obtain facts, assist parties in questioning witnesses, and determine if testimony and documents should be received and considered.
- You will receive the Appeal Decision. The decision will be distributed to all parties as soon as possible after the hearing. The decision will include findings of fact, conclusions of law, and the result, which will affirm, reverse, or modify the determination or dismiss the appeal.
If you disagree with the appeal decision, you can request review by the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission. The Commission does not typically hold another hearing, and its decision will be based on the testimony and evidence presented to the referee. Therefore, providing all of your evidence at the hearing before the appeals referee is very important.