10A NCAC 43D .0904 NOTIFICATION OF THE RIGHT TO A FAIR HEARING
(a) Every current or potential WIC participant shall be informed by the local WIC agency of his or her right to a fair hearing:
(1) in writing at the time of application;
(2) in writing whenever he or she is determined ineligible;
(3) in writing if disqualified due to abuse of the program;
(4) in writing at the time of assessment of a claim for repayment of the cash value of improperly issued Program benefits; and
(5) orally or in writing at least 15 days before the expiration of each certification period.
(b) The content of the notice of fair hearing shall include:
(1) a statement of the right to a fair hearing;
(2) the method by which a fair hearing may be requested, including the time limit; and
(3) who may represent the individual.
(c) In order to notify current and potential participants of the fair hearing process, a simplified summary of the steps involved in obtaining a fair hearing shall be posted in a visible place at every WIC site where certifications are performed, food instruments are issued or applications are accepted. This notification shall contain:
(1) notice of right to a fair hearing;
(2) a simplified explanation of the definition and purpose of a fair hearing;
(3) the method by which a fair hearing may be requested, including the time limit; and
(4) who may represent the individual at the fair hearing and in requesting a fair hearing.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑361; 150B‑22; 7 C.F.R. 246.9; 42 U.S.C. 1786;
Eff. July 1, 1981;
Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 2002;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2004.