You have the right to appeal. There are 2 ways to get your appeal in:
You can fill out a form and submit your appeal online. Go to: https://mn.gov/dhs.
- Click on the “How do I” box towards top of page
- Under “Find” click on “edocs and forms”
- Click your language
- Type 0033 in the search bar
There are instructions also if you want to read those. Read the form carefully, fill it out completely and click "Submit" on the bottom right. It is a good idea to print a copy for yourself.
By mail or fax:
You can write a letter and mail or fax it. Say you want to appeal an MSA decision and why. Make sure you put your case number and the date on your letter. Keep a copy for yourself. The papers the county sent you should have the address and fax number you need.
For more information see our fact sheet, Benefits Appeals to DHS.
You have 30 days to file an appeal from the date on the notice that says you were turned down. You may appeal within 90 days of the notice if you have a good reason for not being able to appeal in 30 days.
You get a hearing with a state human services judge, who makes a written decision on your appeal. If you have an emergency, ask for an expedited appeal (“expedited” means fast). Then your hearing date is set quickly.