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04/09/19

Summary

  • The changes in this manual release are effective with the date of this release.
  • As a result of an internal review of the appeals process, a change to the way documents or exhibits can be submitted is being added to the Policy Manual WAG 01-07-10-a.
  • Client documents must be uploaded in IES through the EDM-Upload Documents/Create EDM Task page by choosing Documents Category - Appeal Exhibit within the timeframe allowed by the hearing officer.
  • Clients can upload documents and exhibits to their appeal file by accessing the ABE Appeals Portal (https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/appeals).

Hearing Process

An internal review of the appeals process resulted in updates to the Policy Manual.  Any exhibits or documents presented at the appeal hearing must be uploaded in IES through the Appeals Application Request button within the timeframe allowed by the hearing officer.  Please remind clients that they are also able to upload documents and exhibits to their appeal file by accessing the ABE Appeals Portal (https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/appeals).

Examine (before or during the hearing) all documents and records in the case file.  This includes the right to obtain copies of the documents and the right to make notes about the documents.  Certain confidential information may not be included.

Manual Revisions

[signed copy on file]

Grace B. Hou

Secretary-Designate, Illinois Department of Human Services