Notice of Rights

General Welfare Assistance

NOTICE OF RIGHTS OF ANYONE RECEIVING ASSISTANCE
FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF HANOVER, N.H.

You have the following rights:

  1. You have a right to make a written application for assistance, even if the Welfare Officer tells you that you are not eligible.
  2. You have a right to receive a prompt written decision telling you whether or not you will received assistance each time you apply for assistance.
  3. You have a right to have in writing the reason why you have been denied assistance or have been given only some of the assistance you requested.
  4. You have a right to appeal any decision you do not agree with.  You must appeal within five (5) working days after you received your decision.
  5. You have a right to have a hearing to present your case.
  6. You have a right to have your assistance continued in you are already receiving assistance when you request a fair hearing.
  7. You have a right to review the information in your file before you hearing.
  8. You have a right to see the guidelines used by the Welfare Officer in making decisions on your application.
  9. You have a right to be given a written notice of conditions before you are suspended from receiving assistance for failing to obey the guidelines.
  10. You have a right to refuse to participate in municipal workfare program or to conduct a job search if you must care for a child under the age of five (5), if you are disabled or ill, or if you must take care of a member of your family who is disabled or ill.