Monday, July 30, 2012

How Do I Continue or Postpone My Pennsylvania Unemployment Hearing?

What Do I Need to do in Order to Get a Continuance of an Unemployment Hearing in Pennsylvania?
Justice Delayed, but not Denied

If your Unemployment Hearing has been scheduled, and you are unavailable on the appointed date and time, or need more time to prepare, you may get a continuance of the Hearing.

In order to get a continuance, you need to put your request in writing.  The best thing to do is to send it directly to the Referee via a telefax.  You can find out the name of the Referee and his/her fax number from the Notice of Hearing.  On the Notice of Hearing, you will also find your case number; reference that in your continuance request.

Submit the request as soon as possible. You have a much greater chance of getting the continuance if you make your request at least a week before the Hearing.

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Under What Circumstances Will Pennsylvania Unemployment Grant My Request to Postpone My Referee Hearing?

There are few circumstances under which a Referee will almost always grant a continuance. 

Write the Referee a Fax and
Ask for Continuance
For example, if you have a pre-paid vacation or trip planned, and send a copy of your itinerary to the Referee along with your request.

Another way of nearly guaranteeing a continuance is to advise that you are in the process of obtaining counsel. 

There are other valid bases to obtain a continuance but, typically they should involve unavailability, not just mere inconvenience.

Your lawyer may often be granted a continuance if he/she asks, provided the request is timely and supported by a valid reason (i.e. attached for court that day, etc.).

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