Sending Evidence to the MN Unemployment Fax Number is Risky

Unemployment Fax Number

Unemployment Fax Number

Minnesota’s unemployment fax number is 651-205-4007.

For the reasons described below, this is the riskiest fax number I have ever come across.  

It blows my mind how many people call me and say they faxed the unemployment office in Minnesota a bunch of documents, but their evidence was never received.

Thus, here is what I have to say about faxing DEED in Minnesota.

Unemployment Fax Number: Risk #1

In my experience, the unemployment office has the oldest and least efficient fax machine in the state of Minnesota.  I will not bore you with stories, but I have plenty.

Because the number one risk is a fax that is never received, I encourage folks to do the following:

  • Always send a hard copy in the mail to:

     Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
     Attn: Judge _________
     PO Box 4629
     Saint Paul, MN 55101

  • An applicant should not feel comfortable their fax was received until they receive a copy of their fax by mail and their submission appears online within their account.

Any person even slightly unsure should immediately send their submission a second time and follow-up with a phone call.

Unemployment Fax Number: Risk # 2

The second risk is failing to acknowledge a fax was submitted during a phone appeal hearing.  In other words, every applicant needs to be fighting tooth and nail to assure their judge has a copy of their submission.

Unemployment Fax Number: Risk # 3

The third risk is believing a fax receipt affirms the unemployment office in Minnesota received the submission.

Never assume the unemployment office received your fax.  Again, any person even slightly unsure should immediately send their submission a second (or third) time and follow-up with a phone call.

Unemployment Fax Number: Risk # 4

Applicants sending evidence more than a couple of pages risk jamming up DEED’s fax machine or the fax ending early.

I know this sounds crazy.  Again, in my experience, the fax number managed by the unemployment office has seen better days.

In my experience, sending copies by mail is always encouraged.

Unemployment Fax Number:  Tip #1

I think the best time to send a fax to the unemployment office is late at night.  For one, you are less likely to experience a busy signal.  Second, longer submissions will generally get through without a problem.

Of course, now that I am letting this secret out of the bag…the fax machines will come to a screeching halt.  For this reason, my number one tip might become obsolete.