WCAT remains open and fully operational. We have taken steps to protect the health of parties, staff and the public, while ensuring the tribunal continues to operate as naturally as possible. WCAT’s COVID-19 response and safety plan includes enhanced measures to improve personal safety and prevent any risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Oral hearings. Oral hearings are continuing by video conference. If it’s not possible to complete your hearing by video conference, it may be done by phone or in-person. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility and willingness to make adjustments so that hearings can proceed. Find out more about attending an oral hearing.
Ask for more time. You can ask for an extension of time if you were unable to meet the deadline for giving notice to start an appeal because of the COVID-19 pandemic or any other special circumstances. If you need more time to complete submissions or provide evidence, you can phone WCAT to request an extra 14 days or send a written request to WCAT that explains why you need more than 14 days (to a maximum of 45 days). Make sure to include your appeal number with your request. If you need more than 45 days, you will need to provide reasons, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.