This is a basic guideline for accessing services provided by Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department.
Contact Number: 612-348-2550
Program Summary: Anyone on/applying for public assistance has the right to appeal a negative action taken on a public assistance program. This office works with appeals regarding food support/cash programs and healthcare programs.
Public assistance applicants/recipients
When you, as an applicant/recipient disagrees with an action taken on your public assistance case you can request an appeal (in writing for cash/health care, in writing or verbally for food support). Your request is assigned to a judge at DHS who convenes a hearing with the Hennepin County Appeals office and you. After hearing testimony from both sides the judge reviews the law to determine if the Hennepin County action was correct under the law.
Anyone who disagrees with an action has the right to file an appeal.
330 South 12th St. 2nd Floor Minneapolis, MN 55404
Once an appeal has been filed, it could take up to a month to be heard in front of the judge. If it is an emergency case, it may be heard sooner. After the hearing the judge has up to 90 days to write the decision.
Learn more about these services on the Appeals for Cash Assistance, Food Support, or Health Care Eligibility Decisions page.
Last Update: 12/11/12
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