What is a Fair Hearing?A fair hearing is an opportunity for you to challenge a decision made about your MSP application. You have the right to a fair hearing in order to ask the agency that decides eligibility for the MSPs in your state to reconsider their decision to deny your MSP application or change your benefits. You should follow the instructions listed on your denial about how to request a fair hearing.

The process for fair hearings varies by state. In general, during a fair hearing a representative from the agency that decides eligibility for the MSPs in your state will explain why the particular decision was made about your case. Then you or a representative will explain why you think that decision is wrong, and a judge will decide if you should have been approved for the MSP or not. Contact your local Medicaid office or SHIP, by calling 877-839-2675 or visiting www.shiptacenter.org, for more information about fair hearings.

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