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Office of Administrative Hearings (AH)

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Samuel L. Spitzberg, Associate Deputy Commissioner

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) provides impartial hearings to applicants for, and recipients of, social services benefit programs administered by OTDA and other Executive agencies (e.g., the Department of Health’s Medicaid program, the Office of Children and Family Services’ foster care and childcare programs, and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities waiver programs).

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