Instructions for Unemployment Insurance Claimants

Thank you for contacting Korder Law about your unemployment insurance matter.  Before you submit any information or documents, please read the instructions below.  Following the instructions below is the best way to receive a prompt response.  Not following the instructions below may result in a delayed response or no response at all.

Services that I provide:

  • Representation at hearings before the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board
  • Representation on appeals before the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board
  • Advice about the unemployment insurance law

Services that I do not provide:

Fees[1]

  • Subject to approval of Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board
  • No fee unless final decision is favorable to you
  • Hearing only (including adjournments and/or applications to reopen): $1,500.00
  • Appeal only (including remand hearings): $1,500.00
  • Hearing and appeal: $2,600.00
  • Retainer: $600.00
    • Credited towards fees above if final decision is favorable
    • Refunded if final decision is unfavorable
    • May be waived if you are currently unemployed and have not received benefits

If you have (or had) a scheduled hearing:

Please Submit the Notice of Unemployment Insurance Hearing and case file (the packet that says “PLEASE TAKE NOTICE” or “IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEARING” on the cover page).  You may scan the documents and e-mail them to [email protected] or fax the documents to (646) 762-9775.  If you cannot scan and e-mail or fax the documents, please use CamScanner or a similar app.

  • Do not exclude any pages.
  • Do not exclude backs of double-sided pages.
  • Do not exclude pages that appear to be unimportant (including pages from the Claimant Handbook).
  • Do not exclude pages that appear to be duplicates of other pages.
  • If there are multiple case files, include all of the pages from all of the case files.
  • Do not submit pages out of order.
  • Do not submit fronts and backs of double-sided pages separately.
  • Do not submit odd- and even-numbered pages separately.
  • Do not submit photos of the pages.
  • Do not submit each page as a separate file.

Once I receive the documents, I will review them and contact you to evaluate your case within 2 business days.  Evaluation of your case is not a commitment to represent you.  Until a retainer agreement is signed by both of us, I do not represent you and will not take any action on your behalf.

If there was a prior hearing at which you did not appear or proceed, which was adjourned, or which another party applied to reopen, please submit the Notice of Unemployment Insurance Hearing, case file, and Decision and Notice of Decision from the prior hearing.  If testimony was taken at the prior hearing, please also submit the audio recording of the previous hearing.  If you do not have the audio recording of the previous hearing, please request it.

The Notice of Unemployment Insurance Hearing and case file are normally mailed two weeks before the hearing.  If you did not receive them, contact the hearing office.

If you are not ready to appear or proceed at a scheduled hearing, contact the hearing office to request a postponement of the hearing.

If you requested a hearing but it is not yet scheduled:

When the hearing is scheduled, follow the instructions under “If you have a scheduled hearing” above.  Please do not submit any information or documents before the hearing is scheduled.

If another party reuqested a hearing but it is not yet scheduled:

When the hearing is scheduled, follow the instructions under “If you have a scheduled hearing” above.  Please do not submit any information or documents before the hearing is scheduled.

If you received a determination from the Department of Labor with which you disagree:

Follow the instructions on the determination to request a hearing.  When the hearing is scheduled, follow the instructions under “If you have a scheduled hearing” above.  Please do not submit any information or documents before the hearing is scheduled.

If you lost your hearing and want to appeal:

Follow the instructions on the Decision and Notice of Decision to appeal, and request the transcript of the hearing.  When you receive the transcript, e-mail the cover letter, transcript, and exhibits, if any, to [email protected]Please do not forward an encrypted e-mail from the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, but download the attachments and send them in a new e-mail. 

Please also submit the Decision and Notice of Decision from the hearing and your Notice of Appeal.  You may scan the documents and e-mail them to [email protected] or fax the documents to (646) 762-9775.  If you cannot scan and e-mail or fax the documents, please use CamScanner or a similar app.

Once I receive the documents, I will review them and contact you to evaluate your case within 2 business days.  Evaluation of your case is not a commitment to represent you.  Until a retainer agreement is signed by both of us, I do not represent you and will not take any action on your behalf.

If you won your hearing and another party appealed:

Request the transcript of the hearing.  When you receive the transcript, e-mail the cover letter, transcript, and exhibits, if any, to [email protected]Please do not forward an encrypted e-mail from the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board but download the attachments and send them in a new e-mail.  

Please also submit the Decision and Notice of Decision from the hearing and the other party’s Notice of Appeal, if any.  You may scan the documents and e-mail them to [email protected] or fax the documents to (646) 762-9775.  If you cannot scan and e-mail or fax the documents, please use CamScanner or a similar app.

Once I receive the documents, I will review them and contact you to evaluate your case within 2 business days.  Evaluation of your case is not a commitment to represent you.  Until a retainer agreement is signed by both of us, I do not represent you and will not take any action on your behalf.

[1] As of January 1, 2021, subject to change

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