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You should write the hearing officer here and object to the reschedule and ask for a default in your favor.
You also may consider a different direction.Take a one day temporary job with neighbor, friend, relative and refile for benefits.You can file, rake, mow, clean house, etc.You reapply here listing them as new employer and they get the employer response form from refiling.Make sure you are together on the date, times, and what you did/rate of pay for the day.
You can do both here write the hearings officer and also refile with the temporary job.If you get benefits the second time around let the appeal go.They would not contact old prior employer if you refile but rather the one day temporary employer.You should still have enough wages on file to draw UI benefits.
These are your two options here, you may elect to do both and see if you cannot get UI benefits here.
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