Haven't received a decision from the Referee for my PA unemployment appeal
Im located in Pennsylvania.
I was terminated on Jan 20th. I applied for unemployment and received a denial of benefits letter. I sent my appeal in a timely matter to request the start the process of an first level unemployment appeal hearing.
I waited and waited and finally received my hearing notice.
I think everything went ok. When my employer got there they had changed their reason for terminating me, so it threw my lawyer off.
Anyways it is now been two weeks and I still haven't received anything... No decision yet and every time I check my claim status by email it gives me the same message that it's been giving me since I was first denied.
"Your claim is under appeal. You will be contacted directly by the referee office. Please continue to file your biweekly claims"
I would like to know apprx how long does it take for the referee to make the decision if I get it or not?
Chris's Response - How Long Should You Wait for a First Level Unemployment Appeal Decision
Generally speaking, a hearing decision is mailed within one to two weeks of a hearing.
However, a state is not pushing the timeliness guidelines provided to them by DOLETA (Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration) until thirty days have lapsed.
When the wait for an unemployment hearing decision has reached that point of thirty days, I think it's time to call the referee's office to see if possibly the wait is being caused by the referee inadvertently overlooking the fact they still need to write a decision for your appeal, or possibly, someone just forgot to physically go into your claim and check a drop down box needed to change that message you keep getting.