|How to Prepare|
|Public Assistance Hearings|
Preparation for Hearing
How do I prepare?
OAH will mail you a Notice of Hearing. The Notice of Hearing will include the date and time of the hearing.
You are strongly encouraged to contact the Agency Representative to discuss your case. Their name and phone number can be found at the end of your Notice of Hearing. You may be able to resolve some issues before the hearing.
DSHS will mail you a copy of the documents they will present at the hearing. Read these documents carefully. You should have these documents with you during the hearing.
If you have documents you want to present at the hearing, you must mail them to OAH before the hearing. You must also mail a copy to the Agency Representative. If you think DSHS has documents that will help you, contact them before the hearing. Their address and phone number can be found at the end of your Notice of Hearing.
Write your docket number on all documents so they are put into your file. Do not wait to submit your documents. It is important to follow these instructions. If you do not, your documents may not be considered.
Read your Notice of Hearing carefully to learn how your hearing will be held. Follow all instructions closely.
Many hearings are held over the phone. You may ask to change the way your hearing is held. Call 360-407-2700 or 800-583-8271.
Your hearing may be held over the phone. Please follow these guidelines for phone hearings:
The length of your hearing will depend on the type and complexity of your case. Many hearings last an hour or less.