Welcome to the California Department of Social Services

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Message from Manuel Romero

On behalf of the staff of the State Hearings Division, I want to welcome you to our website. We created this site to provide useful information to:

  • individuals involved in our hearing process, including claimants, authorized representatives and county staff
  • anyone interested in the public assistance hearings we provide

This site has information about our hearing process and how to request a hearing, as well as the State Hearings Division's Paraphrased Regulations and Notes from the Training Bureau, and will have copies of decisions in the near future.

Our staff takes pride in serving the people of California by assuring that all individuals involved in our hearing process are treated fairly and with respect, and by providing due process hearings and legally correct decisions. This website is an additional step in fulfilling our goals.

Manuel A. Romero
Chief Administrative Law Judge