Title: Section 358-3.4 - Rights in the fair hearing process.
358-3.4 Rights in the fair hearing process. As an appellant you have the right:
(a) to the continuation or reinstatement of your public assistance, medical assistance authorization, food stamp benefits or services until the issuance of a decision in your fair hearing, to the extent authorized by section 358-3.6 of this Subpart. You have the right to request that your assistance, benefits or services not be continued or reinstated until the fair hearing decision is issued;
(b) to examine your case record and to receive copies of documents in your case record which you need to prepare for the fair hearing, upon your request, to the extent authorized by and within the time periods set forth in section 358-3.7 of this Subpart;
(c) to examine and receive copies of all documents and records which will be submitted into evidence at the fair hearing by a social services agency, upon your request, to the extent authorized by and within the time periods set forth in section 358-3.7 of this Subpart;
(d) to the rescheduling (adjournment) of your hearing, to the extent authorized by section 358-5.3 of this Part;
(e) to be represented by an attorney or other representative at any conference and hearing, or to represent yourself;
(f) to have an interpreter at any fair hearing, at no charge to you, if you do not speak English or if you are deaf. You should advise the department prior to the date of the fair hearing if you will need an interpreter;
(g) to appear and participate at your conference and fair hearing, to explain your situation, to offer documents, to ask questions of witnesses, to offer evidence in opposition to the evidence presented by the social services agency and to examine any documents offered by the social services agency;
(h) to bring witnesses to present written and oral evidence at any conference or fair hearing;
(i) at your request to the social services agency, to receive necessary transportation or transportation expenses to and from the fair hearing for yourself and your representatives and witnesses and to receive payment for your necessary child care costs and for any other necessary costs and expenditures related to your fair hearing;
(j) to have the fair hearing held at a time and place convenient to you as far as practicable, taking into account circumstances such as your physical inability to travel to the regular hearing location;
(k) to request removal of a hearing officer in accordance with section 358-5.6 of this Part; and
(l) to seek review by a court if the decision is not in your favor.
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