Employment & Assistance Appeal Tribunal of BC

Adjourning Your Hearing

If you cannot make it to your hearing, or if you need more time to gather evidence, you can request an adjournment to have your hearing at a later date. You must complete the Appeal Adjournment Request form, obtain the ministry’s consent, and return the form to the Tribunal. If the Tribunal Chair also consents to the adjournment, you will be advised. If it is less than one business day before your scheduled hearing, your request must be made to the panel at the hearing and the panel may grant the adjournment even if a prior request was not agreed to.

The Tribunal’s general rule is to reschedule the hearing within 15 business days of the adjourned date.