Request to Reopen a Missed Unemployment Insurance Appeal Hearing

You may request to reopen an appeal hearing when:

  • You did NOT confirm participation as required and you disagree with the appeal decision.
  • You did NOT participate in an appeal hearing and you disagree with the appeal decision.

The request to reopen must be written  and submitted to the Appeals Unit within 10 work days of the appeal decision date. 
Your written request to reopen must include the following information:

  • Name of the person or business making the request
  • Your address
  • Social Security number of the Claimant
  • The date of the request
  • Statement of why you missed the appeal hearing
  • Your signature

You may submit your reopening request online:

  • If you are the Claimant, click the Claimant Reopening Request link on this page.  Follow the instructions for submitting an appeal request.  When asked why you are appealing, explain why you missed the appeal hearing.
  • If you are the Employer , click the Employer Reopening Request link on this page.  Follow the instructions for submitting an appeal request.   When asked why you are appealing, explain why you missed the appeal hearing.

You may mail a written reopening request to:

Appeals Unit
P.O. Box 45244
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0244

You may fax a written reopening request to:

801-526-9242