Request a New Hearing
If you submitted the appeal, and you did not participate in the hearing, the appeal was dismissed. The decision you appealed is still in effect. We will mail you a Notice of Dismissal for Failure to Participate. You have 20 calendar days to appeal the dismissal. To appeal the dismissal, send in a written explanation telling us why you did not participate in the hearing. You will be required to send a copy of your explanation to all parties listed on the dismissal notice. Give specific details about why you missed the hearing.
A hearing officer will review your explanation and will mail you a decision telling you if your appeal of the dismissal is accepted. If it is accepted, the hearing will be rescheduled, and we will notify all parties listed on the notice by mail. For more information, view the Letter to Representative Groups.
If the party that submitted the appeal participated but you did not participate, you will receive the Hearing Officer’s Decision in the mail. If you disagree with the Hearing Officer’s Decision, you may submit a written request for a new hearing and/or an appeal of the Hearing Officer’s Decision.
If you want to appeal the Hearing Officer’s Decision in the event your new hearing request is denied, both the new hearing request and the appeal of the Hearing Officer’s Decision must be received within the 20-day period. Do not wait to see if the new hearing will be granted. A new hearing request and an appeal may be written in the same document.
If you failed to appear at the hearing that was held, this cannot be cured by including additional evidence in an appeal; ICAP cannot consider additional evidence. If you feel additional evidence needs to be considered and you failed to appear at the hearing that was held, you may request a new hearing.
You cannot simply request a new hearing if you or an authorized representative participated in the hearing that was held. You must proceed with an appeal and demonstrate an error or other irregularity that justifies a new hearing. You can explain the error or irregularity in your appeal statement or brief.
Your written request must be received by ICAO within twenty (20) calendar days from the date the Hearing Officer's Decision was mailed in order to be timely. Your request must explain in detail why you failed to participate. The Industrial Claim Appeals Office will review your request for a new hearing and will mail you a decision telling you if your request for new hearing for failing to participate is accepted. If it is accepted, the hearing will be rescheduled, and we will notify all parties listed on the notice by mail. More>
Colorado Division of Unemployment Insurance Appeals | 303-318-9299 | 1-800-405-2338 | Fax 303-318-9248
Industrial Claim Appeals Office | 303-318-8133 | Fax 303-318-8139