Writing Good Decision Notices. July 2010 Chris Ellis, SPD Hearing Representative. Objectives. Outline the types of decision notices and the elements required on each notice. Understand the difference between an adequate and inadequate notice.
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Chris Ellis, SPD Hearing Representative
All decision notices must include the hearing rights (DHS 447 or equivalent).
True or False?
A 10-day notice is required to deny an application for service benefits.
True or False?
Per the CAPS assessment done on 04/20/10 you are no longer eligible for waivered services. However, you are eligible for 20 hours of personal care. OAR 411-015-0000 and OAR 411-015-0005.
OAR 411-034-0000 to 411-034-0090: No longer eligible for in home service plan due to being SL 17. Eligible for SPPC.
Your ability to meet your personal care needs in activities of daily living has improved. This decision is based on the information obtained from you at an interview and assessment performed on 07/02/10. Your current service priority level is 17. The Department serves service priority level 1 through 13. Since your current service priority level is not within this range, your long-term care services will end 07/31/10. The Department has reviewed your eligibility for all service programs. You do not qualify for any of them. OAR 411-015-0005 through 411-015-0100; 411-030-0020; 411-030-0050; 411-034-0000 through 411-034-0030
Your ability to meet your daily needs has improved. This decision is based on the information obtained from you at an interview and assessment performed on 07/11/2010. You no longer require assistance with toileting. Your in home service plan will be reduced by 10 hours per month to reflect that you no longer require help in this area. The total number of care plan hours you will receive is 40 hours per month effective 08/01/2010. OAR 411-015-0005 through 411-015-0100; 411-030-0020 through 411-030-0070.
You failed to provide verification of your new income from work by 07/20/10. If you do not provide this information to me before 07/31/10, your benefits will close. If you provide it to me, we can keep your benefits open after 07/31/10.