Unemployment Denied? Requesting a Hearing? Deadlines Coming??
Have you been denied Colorado unemployment insurance benefits? Were you terminated from employment through no fault of your own? Did you receive a Notice of Decision informing you that your claim was denied, or that you were disqualified? Did your employer misrepresent the circumstances of your separation? Do you think you have grounds to receive unemployment compensation?
If you were denied unemployment and are requesting an appeal hearing, you must realize that you have already lost once and – if you don't get any help – chances are you're going to lose again. YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT AT THIS. You have the option to hire an attorney or non-attorney representative.
As experienced lay representatives, we are a cheaper option than most lawyers and law firms. Those savings might be important if you are not receiving any income or unemployment benefits at this time. Avoid out-of-state representatives who do not conduct in-person hearings in Colorado, and representatives who do not have a legal education or experience as a former lawyer. You need to be represented by someone who is local and who knows all of the hearing officers, and their ways of conducting hearings.
You must act quickly. Usually, you must file the appeal form attached to the Decision with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Unemployment Insurance Program, within 20 days to request a hearing. Filing a request for hearing on an adverse decision regarding unemployment insurance allows you to participate in a hearing before a hearing officer. You have the right to be represented before and during the hearing by the representative of your choice, which can be an attorney or non-attorney At the hearing, you and your representative may present evidence as to why your claim for UIC benefits should be allowed. In some cases, untimely appeals are allowed with good cause. Also, you can attend your hearing BY PHONE!
Remember, the applicant’s hearing request or notice of appeal must be completed and filed within a very short time-frame. It is important that you contact us immediately. As experienced lay representatives, we are a cheaper option than most lawyers and law firms. Those savings might be important to you because you are not receiving any income or unemployment benefits at this time. WARNING: many lawyers charge a $2000 retainer to represent claimants. We can handle your matter for as little as one-third of that amount, our initial consultations are FREE, and you can even choose an option which provides you with a money-back guarantee that you will win your case or you pay nothing!
Many non-lawyers act as representatives for claimants, including former lawyers, retired attorneys, former department personnel, and past hearing officers. We keep your costs down but utilizing these professionals. We have handled hundreds of unemployment claims.
Use the "Contact" tab or call the phone number above for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your unemployment hearing/appeal case.