Human Services

CHAPTER 40-5.2
The Rhode Island Works Program

SECTION 40-5.2-25

§ 40-5.2-25. Hearings.

Any applicant, recipient or participant aggrieved because of a decision by the department, including but not limited to, a decision regarding eligibility for benefits, the amount of benefits, terms of an employment plan or a delay in making a decision with respect to an application for assistance shall be entitled to an appeal. The department shall provide an applicant, recipient or participant with written notice of a decision to deny benefits under this chapter and shall provide recipients written notice at least ten (10) days in advance of a decision to terminate or reduce benefits to the family/assistance unit. Notices shall be easy to understand and shall explain the reason for the department's decision and cite the relevant section of the department's regulations. The family may appeal the decision by filing a written request with the department within thirty (30) days of the date the notice was mailed. If the recipient files the request within ten (10) days of the date the notice was mailed, the recipient may receive benefits without reduction pending the outcome of the appeal.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 16, § 1.)