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Office of Fair Hearings

William Foppert, Director

The Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Fair Hearings conduct hearings for the public assistance programs administered by the Human Services Department. The division schedules hundreds of hearings each year for more than 17 different categories of public assistance benefits. Hearing decision recommendations are submitted to HCA division directors who issue the final decision in accordance with federal and state regulations.


Office of Fair Hearings
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Email: HCA-FairHearings@hca.nm.gov

Call: (505) 476-6213
1-800-432-6217 OPTION 6

Fax: (505) 476-6215


When requesting a hearing, please provide the following information:

  • Name and case number of the person asking for a hearing;
  • Name of the person calling or writing if different from the person asking for a hearing;
  • Reason for asking for a hearing and the kind of assistance that was reduced, closed or denied; and
  • A phone number to reach you at.