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 they
sent by 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 a hearing on the original
You may request a hearing by mail, fax, or
email. There is a hearing request form available
on our website under Forms titled Unemployment Insurance Benefits – Request for
a Hearing. This form is a fillable document you can complete and send to us
using your preferred method.
Where to send your request:
Union St NE, Salem, OR 97311
request a hearing, provide as much information as possible regarding the
decision you are appealing. Include the following information, if possible:
last four digits of your Social Security Number or your full Customer
administrative decision number or issue you are appealing,
mailing date of the administrative decision you’re appealing, and
• A brief
description of why you are appealing.
have specific dates or times that you are unable to attend a hearing during the
90 days following your request, please provide that information to prevent
scheduling of a hearing when you are unavailable. If you need language or other
assistance, you may
include that information with your appeal or notify the Office of
Administrative Hearings after your appeal has been submitted. We will provide
you with language interpretation and disability accommodations upon request at
no cost to you.
If you are unable to request a hearing using the methods described above, due
you may go to any public Employment Department office in
contact the UI Center for assistance in submitting your appeal.
What to do after a hearing has been requested: If you change your address
after you request a hearing you must notify both the Office of Administrative
Hearings (OAH) and Unemployment
Insurance. You can update your address with Unemployment Insurance in the
Online Claims System or by contacting the UI Center. More information about
hearings and the appeal process can be found at www.oregon.gov/oah/Pages/index.aspx 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).