ACIN I-12-09: Authority Of County Appeals Representatives To Settle A Case (2/4/09)

Just a note to the counties to confirm the authority of county appeals representatives to resolve a request for state hearing by entering into a conditional withdrawal agreement on behalf of the county prior to or during a state fair hearing. So, what’s a rep to do? “assume the major responsibility for researching, communicating with the claimant, preparing and presenting the case at the state hearing….determining the issues raised,
reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations involved, and resolving the case at the lowest possible administrative level. If the county rep thinks the county’s action was wrong, not supported by sufficient evidence, or the claimant has additional information, the county rep MUST have the authority and the responsibility to resolve the case with a conditional withdrawal. [Download]