Section 358-1.2 - Applicant/recipient.

358-1.2 Applicant/recipient. For applicants and recipients, these regulations govern the following:

(a) Notice. These regulations set forth what information you are entitled to receive if you have been accepted for or denied public assistance, medical assistance, HEAP, food stamp benefits or services or if there is to be a discontinuance, reduction, or suspension in the public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services which you are receiving or if there is an increase in the public assistance, medical assistance or food stamp benefits you are receiving or if there is to be a change in the calculation of such assistance or benefits or if you are involuntarily discharged from a tier II facility as defined in Part 900 of this Title.

(b) Timing. These regulations set forth the time periods within which you are obligated to request a fair hearing and/or conference if your application for public assistance, medical assistance, HEAP, food stamp benefits or services is not acted upon in a timely manner, or if you have been denied public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services or if there is to be a discontinuance, reduction, or suspension in the public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services you are receiving, or if there is an increase in the public assistance, medical assistance or food stamp benefits you are receiving, or if there is to be a change in the calculation of such assistance or benefits; or if you are told that you have received an over-issuance of food stamp benefits.

(c) Procedures. These regulations set forth what you are required to do to have an action of a social services agency reviewed when you are denied public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits, HEAP or services, or when there is a discontinuance, reduction, or suspension in the public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services which you are receiving, or when there is an increase in the public assistance, medical assistance or food stamps which you are receiving, or if you are involuntarily discharged from a tier II facility as defined in Part 900 of this Title, or if the social services agency has not acted in a timely manner or if there is a change in the calculation of such assistance or benefits, or if you are told that you have received an over-issuance of food stamp benefits; how to ask for a conference and fair hearing; how to exercise your right to have your public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services continued until a hearing decision is issued; how to request another hearing date if you are unable to attend the fair hearing on the day it is scheduled to be held; how to get an interpreter if you do not speak English or if you are deaf; and who you may bring to a conference, or fair hearing.

(d) Decision. These regulations set forth what you should do if your local department of social services does not comply with your fair hearing decision.

 

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