How does an Unemployment Appeal matter come to MAHS?

  • Appeals are referred for hearings by the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).

What types of Unemployment Appeal hearings are conducted by MAHS?

  • Worker benefit entitlement and employer liability issues.

What authority does MAHS have in this process?

  • Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) hear appeals of the UIA’s decisions and issue written decisions affirming, reversing, or modifying the UIA’s decisions.

Contact Information

  • The main telephone contact number is 517-335-2484. Your question will be referred to the appropriate person to respond. Inquiries by Fax may be sent to 517-241-8541. Please include your name, address, and a contact number, and a brief statement of your question.

Helpful Information for the Hearing Process

    • When your case is scheduled for a hearing, you will receive a notice of the time, date, and place for the hearing. If the hearing is to be conducted by telephone, you will be provided contact numbers for a conference call.
    • All witnesses must be present and ready to testify on the date and time scheduled for the hearing.
    • Witnesses are persons who have direct knowledge of the events they asked to testify about.
    • Sworn statements are not accepted as evidence.
    • All documents or other exhibits must be sent to the ALJ hearing your case and to the opposite party so that they are received before the date scheduled for hearing. If you have already sent the proposed exhibits to the Agency, you must resend them to the ALJ and the opposite party for the ALJ hearing.
    • If you need the assistance of a translator or have an impediment that requires accommodation, you should notify MAHS as soon as you receive your notice of hearing.