Any time we reduce or deny your benefits, we send
you an administrative decision. If you don’t agree with the administrative
decision, you can appeal it by requesting a hearing. Your employer may also
appeal an administrative decision.
Most decisions sent from the Employment Department include
instructions for filing an appeal and the appeal deadline to timely request a
hearing. Failure to file a timely appeal may prevent you from having
the original Administrative Decision changed.
You may request a hearing through the UI Center by mail, fax,
secure email or phone. We will provide you with language interpretation and
disability accommodations upon request, at no cost to you.
When you send a written request through the U.S. Postal Service,
specifically state that you’re requesting a hearing and include:
Your Social Security Number or your Customer Identification Number
The administrative decision number, and
The mailing date of the administrative decision you’re appealing.
Please notify both the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and
the UI Center if your address or phone number changes after you request a
hearing. More information about hearings and the appeals process can be found
During the appeal process, continue to file for weekly benefits.
If you don’t claim each week timely while your appeal is pending, you will not
be paid for those weeks if the appeal is decided in your favor (see section 2,
Filing Weekly Benefits).