Maine Revised Statutes

§3181. Appeals

1.    Any person who is denied aid, or who is not satisfied with the amount of aid allotted to him, or is aggrieved by a decision of the department made under this chapter, or whose application is not acted upon with reasonable promptness, shall have the right of appeal to the commissioner, who shall provide the appellant with reasonable notice and opportunity for a fair hearing. Said commissioner or a member of the department designated and authorized by him shall hear all evidence pertinent to the matter at issue and render a decision thereon within a reasonable period after the date of the hearing. Such hearing shall conform to the procedures detailed herein. Review of any action or failure to act under this chapter shall be pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter VII.
[ 1977, c. 694, §368 (AMD) .]
2.    Any action relative to the grant, denial, reduction, suspension or termination of aid provided under this chapter must be communicated to the applicant or recipient in writing and shall include the specific reason or reasons for such action and shall state that the person affected has a right to a hearing.
[ 1973, c. 790, §2 (NEW) .]
1973, c. 790, §2 (NEW). 1977, c. 594, (AMD). 1977, c. 694, §368 (AMD).