During the Hearing

At the hearing, you may appear in person, and may be accompanied by a CAP advocate or other representative of your choice.

One impartial hearing officer will conduct your hearing. The impartial hearing officer's purpose in the hearing is to listen to the evidence presented by both you and the DOR, to ask clarifying questions and to request additional documentation if needed to make his or her decision. The impartial hearing officer may ask questions of either side at any time.

Both you and the DOR have the opportunity to present your cases, including any witnesses. All testimony must be sworn or affirmed.

You have the burden of demonstrating your case by a preponderance of the evidence.


Fair Hearing Process Information

Appeals Links

Appeals Forms

Related Documents

Contact Information

Mediation and Fair Hearing Office
c/o Department of Rehabilitation
Legal Affairs
P. O. Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220

Voice: (916) 558-5860
TTY: (916) 558-5862
Fax: (916) 558-5861