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Do these changes effect receipt of determinations concerning my claim or the appeal process if I disagree with a decision?
No. Nothing in either the state or federal law significantly changes the notice and appeal process for unemployment decisions. Executive Order 2020-24 does not alter the appeal provisions of the Michigan Employment Security Act, and the federal statute states that claimants will continue to receive an initial monetary determination, notice of any eligibility or fraud (re)determinations, and the opportunity to appeal if they disagree with a decision. The only major change is that all unemployment appeal hearings through the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules are currently being conducted by phone due to social distancing requirements rather than in person.