When your hearing is scheduled, you will receive a notice of hearing in the mail. This will explain how to prepare for your hearing. It will include instructions for calling in to the telephone hearing. OAH will send the notice of hearing at least 7 days before your hearing. The OAH website has much more information about how to prepare for your hearing.
How to check if OAH has your case:
Call us at (800) 583-8271 to learn how to use our portal to access your case and submit documents.
If you have not received a notice of hearing within 60 days of filing your appeal, please contact the OAH Call Center at (800) 583-8271. The Call Center may be able to
provide you a participant ID to the OAH Portal to check the status of your appeal.
OAH is aggressively working to reduce the number of pending cases:
• We are adding more ALJs and staff to work on these cases.
• We are working with ESD to identify cases that can be resolved without a hearing.
• We are making outbound calls to ensure parties have all necessary process information in advance of the hearing to reduce postponements and “no shows.”
• OAH and ESD have formed a workgroup to identify and implement inter-agency process improvements to reduce appeals processing times.
We also have an expedited hearing process for claimants with significant financial hardship.