What Happens If I Am Late Or Can't Attend?

If you are the party that appealed the determination, the administrative law judge may dismiss your appeal if you cannot be reached by phone or do not appear in person within fifteen minutes after the time the hearing was scheduled to start.

If you are the respondent, the hearing will begin without you if you cannot be reached by phone or do not appear in person within five minutes after the time the hearing was scheduled to start.

Another hearing on the merits will not be scheduled unless a party who failed to appear at the hearing shows good cause for the failure to appear.

The party wishing to demonstrate good cause for failing to appear must make a written request for a hearing on this issue, and the request must explain the reason for the failure to appear.

Return to Questions During a Hearing.

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