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How do I request a fair hearing?

(1) To ask for a fair hearing, send a written request to the office of administrative hearings. You must include the following information in your written request:
(a) Your name, address, and telephone number;
(b) The name of the DSHS program that the fair hearing involves (such as DVR);
(c) A written statement describing the decision and the reasons you disagree; and
(d) Any other information or documents that relate to the matter.
(2) You must submit your request for a fair hearing within forty-five calendar days of the date the VR counselor makes the decision with which you disagree.
(3) You may ask any DVR employee for instructions or assistance to submit a request for a fair hearing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, and August 1998 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363. WSR 07-10-023, § 388-891-0255, filed 4/23/07, effective 6/15/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, § 388-891-0255, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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