Once the Welfare Investigation Unit initiates the administrative disqualification hearing (ADH), the Income Maintenance Hearing Unit (IMHU) creates the hearing packet and forwards to the Administrative Hearing Unit (AHU) to schedule the hearing. AHU mails the hearing packet to the household member suspected of fraud at least 30 days in advance of the date an administrative disqualification hearing is scheduled. The hearing packet contains the following:
- Advance Notice of Your Administrative Disqualification Hearing (IM-160)
- Waiver of Administrative Disqualification Hearing Consent Agreement (IM-161) and Withdrawal of Waiver of Administrative Disqualification Hearing Consent Agreement (IM-161A) are included only if they were not offered to the individual previously. The option for the individual to voluntarily sign the IM-161 is only offered once. If the individual was offered the forms and chose not to waive his/her hearing rights, the forms are not included in this hearing packet. The individual’s decision to not sign the IM-161 is documented on the FSD/WIU Tracking form.