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A Fair Hearing is a chance for you to tell an Administrative Law Judge from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of Administrative Hearings, why you think a decision about your case made by a local social services agency is wrong. The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will then issue a written decision which will state whether the local agency's decision was right or wrong. The written decision may order the local agency to correct your case.

Contact Fair Hearings

For all other issues, including inquiries or complaints regarding a specific fair hearing decision, obtaining an additional copy of a decision, or requests to amend a decision and/or reopen a hearing, you may contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at:

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Office of Administrative Hearings
PO BOX 1930
Albany, N.Y. 12201-1930

Fax: 518-473-6735
Phone: 1 (518) 474-8781 or 1 (800) 342-3334 (toll free)

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