Can you Win a Minnesota Appeal for Unemployment?

To win an unemployment appeal in Minnesota, there are three basic elements:  preparation, execution, and evidence. All of these elements are important. After all, benefits over a 26 week period can add up quickly.

Preparation For an Appeal

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You can  win an unemployment appeal by preparing.  It might sound to simple to be true, but imagine knowing the types of questions that will be asked at the hearing. Now imagine knowing which facts help you show your eligibility for benefits.

As you might guess, preparation takes time. Preparing the night before or wishing for a good outcome doesn’t cut it.

While preparing for an unemployment appeal, one must consider both the winning argument and the losing argument.  Winning an unemployment appeal requires knowing how to respond to questions relevant to the situation.

If you want to  be successful, you must be prepared to answer uncomfortable questions.

As the saying goes – failing to plan is a plan to fail.  Thus, preparation is required when considering how to  win an unemployment appeal.

Execution During a Phone Hearing

Additionally, you can win an unemployment appeal by executing a plan effectively.  Execution means knowing the process of an unemployment appeal hearing and understanding how the process will unfold.

Unfortunately, it is easy to lose an unemployment appeal hearing by failing to execute.  For example, imagine remaining silent on an issue when ultimately your response would have been critical. Having an answer is a must. Otherwise, the Unemployment Law Judge may interpret the situation differently.

Remaining silent on an issue might mean you are waiving your right to due process issues or conceding to evidence you disagree with.  Thus, if you want to have success, you need to execute your plan effectively and have a response to every situation.

Win an Unemployment Appeal with Evidence

Yes, you can win an unemployment appeal based on the evidence presented.  Evidence includes documents you have access to, documents you do not have access to, and testimony.  Obtaining evidence does not imply submitting random documents. Perhaps now is the time to consider a subpoena.

As you might expect, evidence needs to be analyzed to determine whether it has value.  Sometimes, you can  help your case by finding and submitting a key document.  On the other hand, if you don’t have a document you know helps, now is the time to strategize.

Therefore, as you assess your unemployment case, consider your plan, execute on your plan, and support it with clear and convincing evidence.

How Can An Unemployment Lawyer Help?

Attorney Jasper Berg