Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Appeals and Fair Hearings

Revised:

40.15

PROCEDURES

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Processing Fair Hearing Requests

 

When an individual requests a fair hearing, the county office will fax the appeal to the Director of Intake and Conciliation, Division of Appeals and Hearings.

 

All pertinent information regarding the appeal, such as what action was taken on the case that caused the individual to request the appeal, the program for which the appeal is being filed, and an explanation of the issue of the appeal, must be included on the form. The completed form must be faxed to the Division of Appeals and Hearings on the same day that the hearing request is received in the county office.Forms are distributed to the following parties:

 

        Original Faxed to the Director of Intake and Conciliation, Division of Appeals and Hearings.

 

        One copy to the Field Management Director 1.

 

        One copy to the appellant and/or his/her representative.

 

        One copy to be retained by the county.

 

        One copy to the Commissionerís office, if discrimination is an issue.

 

        One copy to the District Director of Investigation, if the action was based on an investigative report.

 

Routing of a Withdrawal of Complaint

 

The county office, or Service Center, will send the Withdrawal of Appeal form to the Director of Intake and Conciliation, Division of Appeals and Hearings, the day it is received.The distribution for the Withdrawal of Appeal form is the same as for an appeal form, except that the original is sent to the Division of Appeals and Hearings, Director of Intake and Conciliation.

 

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