Public Benefits Appeals to District Court

Authored By
Education for Justice

This fact sheet is ONLY for people who had a hearing about public benefits with Department of Human Services (DHS) and who got the decision or order. Appeals to District Court are complicated. Get help from a lawyer or your self-help center if you can.

It is NOT for social security, unemployment or background study disqualification cases.

If your case is about a finding of maltreatment from the State of Minnesota, see our fact sheet What Is Maltreatment and How Can It Affect My Job?

Steps for an Appeal to District Court: