Elgibility State Fair Hearings

The eligibility state fair hearing is processed by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). It is an opportunity for the applicant/member to speak about the eligibility decision made by the Medicaid agency.  Eligibility state fair hearings include the opportunity to speak about the HCBS waiver eligibility decision made by the Department on Aging and Disability (KDADS).  The member and either the Medicaid agency or KDADS meet before an impartial administrative law judge. He or she will issue an initial order based upon what is presented by you and the Medicaid agency or by you and KDADS at the hearing.  An eligibility state fair hearing can be requested regarding any negative eligibility decision or if the application process is delayed.

Eligibility State Fair Hearings

  • What is an eligibility state fair hearing?

  • May I review the information relied upon by the Medicaid agency in making the decision about my eligibility?

  • How do I submit a state fair hearing request regarding an eligibility decision?

  • Is there a deadline for filing an eligibility state fair hearing?

  • What is the process once an eligibility state fair hearing request has been submitted?

  • What documents do I need to submit with my request for a fair hearing?

  • What will I need for my eligibility state fair hearing?

  • May I bring an attorney or other representative to the hearing?

  • May I have witnesses at the hearing?

  • If I don’t like the judge’s decision, what is the next step?

  • If I don’t like the State Appeal Committee’s decision, what is the next step?

  • How do I withdraw my request for a state fair hearing?

  • Other eligibility state fair hearing information