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:

  • Assistance with applying and/or certifying for benefits
  • Assistance with responding to notices, questionnaires, phone calls, and/or secure messages from the Department of Labor
  • Assistance with contacting the Department of Labor, customer service, and/or technical support
  • Assistance with collections, payment plans, and waiver requests
  • Representation on appeals to court
  • Representation in lawsuits against the Department of Labor

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 a scheduled hearing:

Please submit the Notice of Unemployment Insurance Hearing and case file (the packet that says “PLEASE TAKE NOTICE” 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.

Please do not:

  • omit any pages (including backs of double-sided pages and pages that appear to be unimportant or duplicative)
  • submit pages out of order
  • submit photos of the pages
  • submit each page as a separate file

(If the documents are voluminous, you may submit them in batches.)

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 documents 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.

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 you have not yet requested a hearing:

If you receive 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.  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.  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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