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Fair Hearings

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If a household is receiving, received, or applied for CalFresh Food benefits and received a Notice of Action (NOA) from the county regarding a denial, change in benefits, or no action taken on the case, the household has the right to appeal and request a Fair Hearing.

Before a Fair Hearing takes place, the county must review the household’s case for accuracy.

A household has 90 days to ask for a Fair Hearing from the day the Notice of Action (NOA) letter is mailed.

Request a Fair Hearing

A household can submit a fair hearing request through the Appeals Case Management System (ACMS) Website. They can create an account or select Submit Appeal Without an Account under Need More Information?
800.742.8525

800.952.8349 (speech impaired)
Complete the form Your Hearing Rights and deliver:

In Person
Delivered to your local county office

By Mail
CDSS State Hearings Division
PO Box 944243, MS 21-37
Sacramento, CA 94244-2430

Fax
833.281.0905

Email
SHDCSU@dss.ca.gov
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