After the Hearing


After the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will write and issue a decision. All parties will be sent a copy as soon as it is available. If either party believes that the ALJ made a mistake in the facts or other evidence is discovered that was unavailable at the time of the hearing, they may request a rehearing. Instructions for requesting a rehearing can be found on the decision. If a rehearing was previously granted because a party did not appear at the original hearing, the party does not have a right to request a second rehearing. The decision then will not contain rehearing instructions. A rehearing request must be received no more than twenty days after the date of the original decision.

The ALJ will either grant or deny a parties request for a rehearing. Late requests must be denied. All parties will be sent a letter telling them whether or not a rehearing request has been granted. If the request is granted the ALJ may write a new decision or order a new hearing. The letter will inform both parties what action the ALJ will take. If a new hearing is ordered, a hearing notice will be issued as soon as the hearing is scheduled. The process will be the same as for the original hearing.

Circuit Court Appeals:

The hearing requestor may also appeal to the Circuit Court in the county in which they live. An appeal must be filed within thirty days of the original decision date, or the denial of a timely rehearing request (if one was made). A rehearing request is not required before filing an appeal to Circuit Court.

Cost Motions:

Under certain circumstances the cost of hiring an attorney may be recovered. If it allowed, the hearing requestor should contact their attorney for assistance in filing a cost motion.