Title 56 IDES RULES Part 2720
2) The appeal must contain the docket number of the Referee's decision, the name of the claimant and either the
Social Security or Claimant Identification Number of the claimant;
3) The appeal must set forth the parts of the decision with which the appealing party disagrees and the specific
reasons for that disagreement.
c) Any person may request help to write an appeal from the staff of the local office where the claim was filed. Timely
filing of an appeal at the local office will be deemed timely filing of an appeal.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 6114, effective March 25, 2011)
Section 2720.305 Notice of Appeal
Written notice of the Appeal to the Board of Review will be mailed to the parties or their duly designated representatives
and to nonparty employers in accordance with the provisions of Section 2720.205(c). Each notice of appeal will state the
issues involved in the appeal, the date of filing of the appeal, and the appellant's right to apply for a Notice of Right to
Sue as provided in Section 2720.345.
(Source: Amended at 11 Ill. Reg.18671, effective October 29, 1987)
Section 2720.310 Request for Oral Argument
The Board of Review shall decide a case on the record as defined in Section 2720.265 without oral argument or shall
grant oral argument where it is necessary or appropriate for a full and fair disposition of the appeal, as follows:
a) Upon filing an appeal to the Board of Review, or, if the requesting party is the appellee, within 7 days after mailing
of the Notice of Appeal, a party may request in writing that the Board hear oral argument. The requesting party must
certify in writing that he or she has served a copy of his or her request for oral argument to all other parties.
b) Thereafter, the Board will promptly grant or deny the request (customarily within 30 days after the request). If the
request is denied, the Board will issue its decision based on the record. Its decision will also contain the reasons for
the denial of the request. If the request is granted, the Board will inform the parties in writing and will order such
hearing as is necessary for a full and fair disposition of the appeal.
c) Request for Oral Argument by an appellee must contain the Board of Review Docket Number assigned to the
matter, as set forth in the Notice of Appeal.
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. 9623, effective August 1, 2009)
Section 2720.315 Submission of Written Argument or Request to Submit Additional Evidence
a) Except as provided for in subsection (a)(1), the Board of Review will consider written argument submitted to the
Board within 15 days after the appeal has been filed, or, if the written argument is submitted by the appellee, within
7 days after the date of mailing of the Notice of Appeal. The Board of Review shall make the entire file of the
proceedings in question available to the parties to prepare such written argument as they wish to file.
1) In the event that a transcript or copy of the file is sought by the appellant, the request for a transcript or a copy
of the file must be made within 15 days after the appeal is filed, or, if the request is made by the appellee, within
7 days after the mailing of the Notice of Appeal. In the event only a transcript is initially sought and obtained, a
later request for a copy of the file must be made within 7 days after the date the transcript is mailed or made
available for inspection. Any written argument shall be filed with the Board no later than 10 days after the date
that the transcript or file is mailed or made available for inspection, whichever is later. The submitting party
shall certify that it served a copy of the written argument on the opposing party.
2) If the opposing party wishes to file a response, it must file with the Board and serve on the submitting party any
response within 7 days after the submitting party's written arguments were mailed to the opposing party.
3) If the submitting party wishes to file a reply, it must file with the Board and serve on the opposing party any
reply within 5 days after the opposing party's response was mailed to the submitting party.
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