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Legal Tip - Can request Fair Hearing if benefits delayed


January 8, 2018

Montana Legal Services

Did you know that you have the right to request a Fair Hearing if your application for benefits is not processed in a timely manner? A Fair Hearing is a way to challenge decisions in your public benefits cases that you think are unfair, against the rules, and/or factually wrong. Generally, SNAP (food stamp) applications should be processed within 30 days and Medicaid applications 45 days. You can have a lawyer help you with a Fair Hearing.

For more information, visit the Public Benefits section on http://www.MontanaLawHelp.org. If you can’t find the information y...

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