Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Appeals and Fair Hearings




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If the decision is in favor of the appellant and benefits have not been continued, the benefits will be reinstated and any lost benefits will be issued in accordance with the final decision.If the case was closed, an application is not necessary to reopen the case because of an appeal final decision.


If the final decision upholds the countyís action and the Families First benefits have been continued, the AUís benefits will be reduced effective the first possible month after receipt of the decision.No advance notice is required to implement a hearing decision.An overpayment claim will be referred to COTS to recover any excess benefits that the AU received pending the final decision of the hearing.



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