Unemployment Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there a limit to the number of stays (application for transfer of proceedings) that can be requested?
A. Yes. Currently Rule 792.11425 allows 2 regular applications for transfer.

Q. How long does it take for my case to be reviewed by the MCAC?
A. No time can be given for a case to be reviewed by the MCAC because it depends on the details of the case, and the MCAC wants to make sure each case is thoroughly reviewed. But note, it is to the MCAC’s advantage to decide cases as quickly as possible to meet Federal timeliness standards.

Q. Where do I request transcripts?
A. Parties may contact Theresa’s Transcription Services at 517-882-0060 to obtain copies of an unemployment hearing transcript.

Q. Where are the MCAC Rules?
A. http://w3.lara.state.mi.us/orr/Files/AdminCode/1612_2015-067LR_AdminCode.pdf

Q. Where do I file in Circuit Court?
A. A party should contact the circuit court in the county they reside or in the county the employer’s business is located. A party should contact the appropriate circuit court directly for filing requirements, MCL 421.38. After filing an appeal with the Circuit Court, the appellant should file a claim of appeal with MCAC, by hand delivery, facsimile or by US mail, in order for the certified record to be forwarded to Court.

Q. When is my MCAC hearing?
A. The MCAC does not typically hold hearings. They will review the documents reviewed by the ALJ and review the hearing(s) transcript or listen to the audio recording of the hearing(s) held with the ALJ.  If a hearing is to be held, written notice will be issued to the parties.

Q. When my case has been stayed, when will my hearing be rescheduled?
A. Parties will receive and Order Cancelling Hearing and shortly thereafter a closing order returning jurisdiction to an ALJ. When the ALJ’s office receives the MCAC’s closing order, a new hearing notice, with a new date, will be sent to the parties.

Q. The status of an oral argument requests?
A. If oral argument is granted, all parties will be notified in writing when and where the hearing will take place. If the MCAC feels an oral hearing is not necessary, parties should wait for a decision/order from the MCAC.

Q. Does the MCAC accept appeals by email?
A. The MCAC does not currently accept unemployment appeals/correspondence by email. Documents may be hand delivered, faxed to 517-241-7326 or mailed to PO Box 30475, Lansing, MI 48909.

Q. Can the Circuit Court claim of appeal be mailed or faxed?
A. A copy of the Circuit Court claim of appeal should be hand delivered, mailed or faxed to the MCAC after filing with the Circuit Court in order for the certified record to be forwarded to the Court.

Q. How do I contact the MCAC?
A. Contact information can be found at: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10576_17495-332426--,00.html