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For many types of issues, OAH has standard forms to help you file a hearing request. Using a form is preferred, but if you are unable to use a form, you can write or type your hearing request on a blank sheet of paper. Your hearing request should have the following information:
- a short description of your dispute
- a description of what you want the judge to do
- any key dates involved
- your name, address, phone number, and email address (if you have one)
- if known, the name, address, phone number, and email address of the other party involved in the dispute
Hearing Request Forms for Employment-Related Issues
Hearing Request Forms for Public Benefits Issues
For a public benefits case, you can request a hearing by phone. If you want to make your request by phone, call OAH at (202) 442-9094, press “3” from the main menu for a case filing, and then press “3” again from the next menu for Public Benefits.
You can also request a hearing in writing using one of these forms.
Hearing Request Forms to Contest Enforcement Agency Notices
If you received a Final Order from OAH saying you owe a fine and penalties because you did not respond to a NOV or NOI, you should not use one of these forms. Instead, visit the Closed Case Forms page and follow the instructions for appealing an OAH Final Order.
Hearing Request Forms for Other Case Types
If you do not see a standard form for the type of case you want to file, you may use the General Hearing Request Form. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to know whether OAH is the right place to request a hearing for your legal issue. If OAH does not have authority over an issue, your OAH hearing request will be dismissed.
Also, some types of hearing requests require a form provided by another agency. And some cases that come to OAH are initially filed with another agency. Pay close attention to instructions in any notice you received to see if any special circumstances apply. You should also look at the OAH Rules for further clarification. You can find the OAH Rules on the Rules & Laws page.
If you still have questions, you may contact the OAH Resource Center by calling (202) 442-9094 and pressing “4” from the main menu, or by emailing [email protected].
When you are ready to file your completed form, go to the Filings & Forms homepage for instructions on how to file your form with OAH.