Title: Section 358-5.3 - Adjourning the fair hearing.

358-5.3 Adjourning the fair hearing. (a) Upon request of either the appellant or a social services agency, the fair hearing may be rescheduled, upon a showing of good cause for requesting the delay.

(b) When in the judgment of the department or the hearing officer the parties' due process rights would best be served by adjourning the fair hearing, or if there are special circumstances which make proceeding with the case fundamentally unfair, the department or the hearing officer may reschedule the fair hearing.

(c) Requests to adjourn a fair hearing must be made in accordance with the instructions in the notice of fair hearing.

(d) If a fair hearing is adjourned based upon a request by the appellant, the time limit set forth in section 358-6.4 of this Part will be extended by the number of days the fair hearing has been postponed.

(e) If public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services are continued in accordance with section 358-3.6 of this Part and the fair hearing is rescheduled for the reasons set forth in subdivision (a) or (b) of this section, an appellant has the right to have public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services continued until the fair hearing decision is issued.

 

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