If you disagree with any written determination you receive on a Family Leave Insurance claim filed with the State Plan or Family Leave During Unemployment Office, you may file an appeal. Each determination contains a written statement concerning your appeal rights. All appeals must be in writing and may be mailed, faxed or sent by e-mail. An electronic appeal form can be found under each program area link (see previous page).
The appeal request must be received or postmarked within seven (7) days after delivery of the determination or ten (10) days after the date of mailing of the determination, except an appeal from a Demand for Refund. An appeal from a Demand for Refund must be received or postmarked within twenty (20) calendar days after delivery of the notice or twenty-four (24) days after the mailing date of the notice.
When an appeal is filed, you will be notified by mail of the date, time and location from which the appeal hearing will be conducted. Your participation in a telephone hearing with an Appeal Tribunal examiner will not cost you anything. It is not necessary to have an attorney present at the hearing but you may be represented by an attorney or anyone else you choose. You will receive the results of the hearing by mail.
If you disagree with the determination made by the private plan insurance carrier, you have the right to appeal to the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance. You have one (1) year from the start of your period of family leave to file your appeal of a Private Plan decision.