Appeal to Umpire
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I. The Legislation
(d) Appeal Procedure
The procedure for appeal to an Umpire is set out in section 85 of the Employment Insurance Regulations.
An appeal by the Commission shall be in writing, contain a statement of the grounds of appeal, and be filed at the Office of the Umpire.
An appeal by a claimant, an employer, or an association shall be in writing, contain a statement of the grounds of appeal, and be filed at the office of the Commission where the decision of the Board was filed.
The Commission shall, within sixty (60) days of an appeal to the Umpire or such other time as the Umpire may allow, file a statement of observations and representations in connection with the appeal. The statement must be filed at the Office of the Umpire and a copy mailed to each interested party.
The claimant or other person or association having a direct interest in an appeal or Board of Referee's decision may, within fifteen (15) days of the filing of the docket or such further time as the Umpire may allow, file a statement of observations and representations at the Commission office where the appeal has been filed. The Commission shall then forward the observations to the Umpire.