The Office of Fair Hearings provides impartial administrative hearings for individuals or entities who have been negatively impacted by a program administered by the Department.
Hearings officers adjudicate a wide range of department-related issues, including:
The Office of Fair Hearings does not have jurisdiction over issues determined by the Child Support Enforcement Division.
Hearing officers research statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and court cases to reach conclusions of law. After weighing evidence and evaluating testimony, they issue written decisions that are binding unless appealed to the state Board of Public Assistance, the Department director, or a district court.
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Hearing procedures differ depending on the program at issue. For information on how to request a hearing, contact:
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Office of Fair Hearings
PO Box 202953
2401 Colonial Drive, Third Floor
Helena, MT 59620
Page last updated: 01/17/2013