Minnesota Law provides an opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing to any party who believes a determination is incorrect. The Appeal Hearing Guide explains how the appeal hearing process works.
Here's a summary:
- If you believe a determination is incorrect, you have the right to file an appeal. When you file an appeal, you are asking for a hearing to be scheduled with an Unemployment Law Judge.
There are 3 ways to file an appeal: online, by mail, or by fax.
Appeals must be filed by the deadline listed on the determination you are appealing. An appeal submitted online or by fax is not considered filed until it is actually received.
- Once we have received your request for an appeal, a date and time will be scheduled for your appeal hearing. Appeal hearings are done by telephone . Under unusual circumstances a case will be heard in person.
- You will be mailed an Appeal Hearing Guide and a notice of the hearing. This information will give you more details about the appeal hearing process.
- If the determination involves another party, such as your former employer/employee, that party will also be notified of the date and time of the appeal hearing and may participate.
- It is important for you to participate in the appeal hearing. If you must request a different date or time for the hearing, notify us as soon as possible. If you do not participate, the Unemployment Law Judge may dismiss the appeal.
- After the appeal hearing, the judge will issue a written decision, either agreeing with, or changing the original determination. In most cases, the judge will mail a written decision within 20 days of the hearing.
- If you receive the judge's decision and you want the judge to review the decision, you can Request a Reconsideration of the decision.
You are required to notify the UI Program of any change in mailing address or phone information using the Self-Service System. Updates can be completed online at www.uimn.org or by calling the automated phone system and a menu will direct you to staff to change your contact information. It is extremely important to keep this information up-to-date.