If the insurer stops your wage replacement benefits, you should receive a form called a Notice of Intention to Discontinue Benefits (NOID). The NOID form includes instructions on how to request a conference concerning your benefits. You may request a conference by calling OAH within the time deadline given on the form (usually within 12 days after the NOID is received by the state). These are called .239 requests which is a request for an informal administrative conference. (Often referred to as a 239 conference because the procedures are contained in Minnesota Statutes § 176.239). If your benefits have stopped and you did not receive the NOID form, you may also contact OAH to request a conference by calling the number below, or the Department of Labor and Industry at (651) 284-5030 or 1-800-342-5354 (1-800-DIAL-DLI) for advice.
The telephone number of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) .239 request line is (651) 361-7901. This telephone number is for .239 requests only. All other calls including .239 conference withdrawals must be directed to the OAH main telephone number, which is (651) 361-7900.
When leaving a message on the .239 request line, please be prepared to state the following information:
Your name and contact information.
Employee's name. (Please spell out and speak slowly.)
Employee's social security number.
Employee's date of injury.
The date the Notice of Intention to Discontinue (NOID) was served on the employee.
Please state which box on the NOID was checked. If box 1 or 2 is checked, state the return to work date; if box 3 is checked, state the reason.
If no NOID was filed, please state the last date of payment.
Include the name of the employee's attorney and the names of the attorney for the insurer and the QRC if known.
If an interpreter is needed, please state the dialect.
If you do not receive a notice within three-business days, please contact the OAH at 651-361-7901.