The opposing party filed an appeal. Do I have to participate?
null The opposing party filed an appeal. Do I have to participate?
You are not required to participate. However, failing to participate could negatively impact your benefits (for claimants) or your employer tax liability (for employers). For example, a claimant who has been paid benefits and receives an unfavorable appeal decision could result not only in a loss of future benefits, but also an overpayment of benefits previously paid that the claimant would be required to repay. It is important to appear and participate in the hearing to protect your rights.