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File an appeal - Benefit determinations

Follow these steps to file an appeal on a determination for benefits involving an applicant. Appeals must be filed electronically, by mail or fax to the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Appeals Office.

(For instructions on how to appeal tax rates, succession, worker status and personal liability issues or election of coverage, see File an Appeal: Tax Determinations).

To file an appeal electronically:

  1. Log in to your account at www.uimn.org
  2. On My Home Page, click Determinations and Issue Summary.
  3. Under Applicants for Review, select the applicant's Social Security number (SSN).

    If the applicant is not listed, see File an Appeal Using Custom Search below.

  4. Under Action Item, select the link for the Determination you want to appeal.
  5. Click the File an Appeal link.
  6. Click Start Filing an Appeal.
  7. Enter Contact Information, click Next.
  8. Enter Hearing Details, click Next.

    Note: If you indicate in the Hearing Details that the employer will be represented by an attorney, the Attorney Information page will open. Enter the required contact information, and then click Next.

  9. Under Schedule Your Hearing, select the option button for the date and time of the hearing you want to attend, and then click File Appeal.
  10. Your Confirmation page will indicate that your appeal was successfully filed.

    • Click the Print button for a copy of your confirmation.

  11. Click the Add Witness/Non-Attorney Representative button to add a witness or non-attorney representative.
  12. Enter the names and phone numbers of your witnesses and non-attorney representatives, and then click Submit.

To have evidence considered in the hearing:

  1. Fax* or mail your evidence five or more days before the hearing along with the Appeal Document Submission Form included with your Notice of Appeal to both the:
    • Appeals office, and
    • opposing party.
  1. Notify the Appeals office that you've sent the opposing party a copy of the evidence.

*The Appeals Office fax # is: 651-205-4007. Do not ever use a different fax number unless instructed to do so.

To file an appeal using Custom Search:custom

  1. On My Home Page, click Determinations and Issue Summary.
  2. Under the Instructions section, click Custom Search.
  3. Enter the Social Security number or last name of the applicant you want to appeal, click Search.
  4. Under Custom Search Results, locate the Determination you want to appeal, and then click the person's SSN link.
  5. Click the File an Appeal link.
  6. Click Start Filing an Appeal.
  7. Enter Contact Information, click Next.
  8. Enter Hearing Details, click Next.

    Note: If you indicate in the Hearing Details that the employer will be represented by an attorney, the Attorney Information page will open. Enter the required contact information, and then click Next.

  9. Under Schedule Your Hearing, select the option button for the date and time of the hearing you want to attend, and then click File Appeal.
  10. Your Confirmation page will indicate that your appeal was successfully submitted.

    • Click the Print button for a copy of your confirmation

  11. Click the Add Witness/Non-Attorney Representative button to add a witness or non-attorney representative.
  12. Enter the names and phone numbers of your witnesses and non-attorney representatives, and then click Submit.
  13. You will return to the confirmation page. It will indicate your witnesses or non-attorney representatives have been added.
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