After a fair hearing request, staff must continue to act on the EU’s reported changes (such as changes in household composition, address, shelter deductions, etc.) in a timely manner and correctly adjust benefits. The FSD will provide advance notice of adverse action if benefits are reduced or terminated for other reasons while the hearing decision is pending. FSD staff are encouraged to enter a comment on EUMEMROL to indicate the reason a hearing has been requested so that no action is taken until the completion of the hearing.
No action directly relating to the issue of the hearing request can be taken until:
- The final hearing decision is made
- The issue is resolved and the EU withdraws the hearing request or FSD rescinds (See Section 0130.020.70.15 EU Withdraws Hearing Request or 0130.020.70.10 FSD Rescinds the Action), or
- The Food Stamp certification period expires