WORK/FAMILY SERVICES UNIT
The Division's work and family services unit conducts administrative hearings required by state and federal law for the Department of Health Services (DHS), the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Administration (DOA). Hearings are generally held at county social service agencies; decisions must be issued within either 60 or 90 days. The unit handles a wide variety of hearings for DHS, including FoodShare, medical assistance, foster home, day care center and medical care facility licensing, many other certification or penalty issues and Medicaid rate-setting and recoupment matters. The hearings held for the Department of Administration involve the Low Income Energy Assistance program. Hearings held for Department of Children and Families involve adoption, child care and foster care.
How to request a hearing:
Requests for hearing must be made in writing to the Division of Hearings and Appeals, P.O. Box 7875, Madison, WI 53707-7875, and should include: Your name, mailing address, a brief description of the problem, which county or state agency took the action or denied the service, your social security number and your signature.
The Request for Fair Hearing form is in Portable Document Format (PDF). This form is also available in Spanish, Burmese, Hmong, Lao, Russian, and Somali You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view/print this document. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, you may download it free from http://www.adobe.com.
If you wish to withdraw your request for a hearing, you may use the Voluntary Withdrawal form.
Certification of Administrative Action
|Hearing Information||(608) 266-3096|
|Medical Assistance Appeals||(608) 267-4587|
|Work Program Appeals||(608) 264-9854|
|Foodshare Appeals||(608) 264-9854|
|Scheduling - Milwaukee County||(414) 227-4750|
5005 University Avenue, Suite 201
819 North 6th Street, Room 92
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.