EMACS Appeals for Unemployment Benefits 🖥: Unemployment Tip #015

EMACS is an online filing system for appeals to Minnesota’s Court of Appeals.  Lawyers representing Applicants and Employers can appeal a claim using Minnesota’s online filing system, which you can find here.

Unemployment Tip # 015 – When an Applicant is unrepresented, an appeal can still get appealed the old-fashioned way.  However, I predict this too will change.  When in doubt, contact Minnesota’s Court of Appeals by phone or visit them in person at 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155.  Of course, connecting with an attorney makes sense too”

EMACS Filing Fees

The good news about an EMACS appeal for unemployment benefits is the fact fees are still waived for applicants.  We know this because of Minn. Stat. 268.105, subdivision 6, which reads as follows:

Subd. 6.Representation; fees. (a) In any proceeding under subdivision 1 or 2, an applicant or employer may be represented by any authorized representative. Except for services provided by an attorney-at-law, no person may charge an applicant a fee of any kind for advising, assisting, or representing an applicant in a hearing or on reconsideration. (b) An applicant may not be charged fees, costs, or disbursements of any kind in a proceeding before an unemployment law judge, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, or the Supreme Court of Minnesota. (c) No attorney fees may be awarded against the department as a result of any proceedings under this section.

Thus, do not let this new system deter you from seeking help.