Telephone hearings provide a convenient means for you to
participate in a hearing without the expense or time required to
travel to a central hearing site.
The Board of Review schedules telephone hearings by taking into
consideration many details such as the number of witnesses and
documents, the anticipated length of the hearing, the distance of the
hearing location from those attending, and the safety of the
In a telephone hearing, your testimony, and that of your witness,
is taken under oath over the phone. The referee conducts the hearing
in the same manner as an in-person hearing, using the same
question-and-answer format. You will have the same opportunity to
present your case and question the other parties involved. If your
hearing is to take place by telephone, it will be clearly marked as a Telephone
Hearing on your Notice of Appeals Hearing.
You must call the Board of Review at least 15 minutes before your
hearing as directed on your Notice of Appeals Hearing. The
Referee will call you back at the time stated on the Notice. Be
prepared for a delay in the event that the Referee has difficulty
placing the call or contacting all parties.