If you wish to appeal a TAA Determination decision, you must file a written request for reconsideration or appeal within 15 calendar days after the mailing date shown at the top of the determination. You may submit a notice in person, by emailing [email protected] or by mail at the address provided below. If the last day of the appeal period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the appeal period will be extended to the next working day.
Arizona TAA State Coordinator
400 W. Congress, Suite 420 – MD 5221
Tucson, AZ 85701
The 15-day period may be extended if you can establish that failure to file within the specified period was due to the delay or other action by the U.S. Postal Service, or was due to misinformation or an error on the part of the Department of Economic Security.
Your written request for reconsideration or appeal must include the reason(s) you believe the determination is in error, your Social Security Number, and your signature. If you file a written request by mail, we consider the postmark date the date of the redetermination or appeal.
Your written request will be reviewed, and a written reconsideration determination will be issued by the TAA State Coordinator. If a reconsideration is denied, the action will be forwarded to the Office of Appeals.
The Office of Appeals will provide you with a written notice of the date and location for an appeal hearing to be conducted.
You may have someone represent you at an appeal hearing. If you pay your representative, that person must be a licensed Arizona attorney or must be supervised by a licensed Arizona attorney. The Department does not provide representatives.
If you want the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to consider documents not already in the file in deciding your case, you must bring a legible copy of them to the hearing. If your evidence is not paper, arrangements must be made to have it considered at the hearing. If your hearing is by telephone, you must immediately mail or fax copies of any documents you want considered directly to the ALJ and the other party.
In addition to attending the hearing yourself, you should bring with you any witnesses whose testimony you want the ALJ to hear. You can make a written request for a subpoena to require someone to bring something to the hearing or a subpoena for a witness. You must make a written request at least five calendar days before the hearing. The request must describe the item, identify the owner or custodian, list that person’s address, and describe why the ALJ must consider that item to make a proper decision.
If you are the party who filed an appeal and do not attend, the ALJ will decide the matter without you. If you did not file the appeal and you do not attend, the hearing will proceed without you and can result in a repayment to the Department of any benefits you have received. If you miss the hearing, the ALJ’s decision will explain how to proceed.