Hearing Information

Hearings for Public Benefit appeals are governed by state statute, the rules promulgated by the agency administering the benefit and OAC Policies.   If you choose to appear pro se or are represented by a non-attorney representative please be advised that you and/or your representative are responsible for complying with all the same rules of procedure and evidence as licensed attorneys.  All state agency rules and regulations can be found on the Secretary of State’s website as well as our FAQ/Rules page.

You may represent yourself in matters before the OAC.  This is called appearing pro se.  For additional information on appearing pro se please review the Guide for Non-Lawyers. In certain types of cases, parties may also be represented by someone who is not a licensed Colorado attorney.  For more information please review the Non-Attorney Representation Guide.

Once your appeal is processed your case will be set for hearing.  After your hearing, you will receive a written decision that can be appealed if you disagree with the decision.  You may obtain an audio recording of the hearing.  The OAC does not provide written transcription of its hearings.  For information about how to request an audio recording, please review the Requesting an Audio Recording Guide.