Fair Hearing Resources
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folder Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Codes & Commissioner Designees' Signatures
folder Fair Hearing Policies and Interpretations
folder Transmittals

Office of Admininstrative Hearings
Effectively Searching OAH's Fair Hearing Decision Archive
by Gene Doyle, LMSW The Fair Hearing Decision Archive of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) contains redacted copies of all Fair Hearing Decisions, which have been issued since November 2010. As of December 14, 2018, OTDA's Fair Hearing Decision Archive...
18 Dec, 2018
Manual for Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers
by Gene Doyle, LMSW This 484 page manual, which is published by the New York State Department of Civil Service with assistance from the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, is designed to provide a starting point and general reference for Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and Hearing...
06 May, 2017
OAH Policies and Interpretations
by Gene Doyle, LMSW The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) has issued various memoranda and e-mails to Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) [also called Hearing Officers (HOs)] to clarify Fair Hearing policies and/or interpret state Fair Hearing regulations [18 NYCRR Part 358]. OAH...
24 Jul, 2020
Requesting a Fair Hearing
by Gene Doyle, LMSW I. How to Request a Fair Hearing To request a Fair Hearing, read the instructions on the notice, which you want to appeal, or go to OTDA's Fair Hearing Request website. Be sure to read OTDA's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). II. Continuation of Assistance, Benefits or...
22 Mar, 2016
Requesting a Fair Hearing Adjournment
by Gene Doyle, LMSW How to Request a Fair Hearing Adjournment To request an adjournment of a scheduled Fair Hearing, read the instructions on the scheduling notice, called the Notice of Fair Hearing (OAH-457), or go to the Request an Adjournment or Reopening website of the New York State Office...
14 May, 2016
Requesting the Reopening of a Dismissed Fair Hearing Request
by Gene Doyle, LMSW OTDA revised 18 NYCRR § 358-5.5, effective November 13, 2012, as a result of the settlement of Matter of Johnson v Berlin, Index No. 400081/2010 (Sup. Ct. New York Co. September 19, 2012). OTDA replaced 18 NYCRR § 358-5.5 with a new version, effective April 1, 2020, as a...
30 Aug, 2020