Readers of this blog know that applicants for public benefits often appeal the decisions made by the various administrative agencies involved in providing benefits. Applicants appeal for various reasons, usually based on the outright denial of benefits or an award of fewer benefits than anticipated. The appeals are considered and decided by administrative law judges (ALJ) employed by the Office of Administrative Law. The Director of the state agency involved may be empowered to make the ultimate decision on an appeal. The bulk of the law governing state agencies is administrative in nature resulting from these ALJ decisions.

All Final Agency Decisions issued by New Jersey’s ALJs can be accessed on the State website. The case’s come from various state agencies, including the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, the Division of Disability Services, the Division of Aging Services, the Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Family Development, and the Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services. Here’s a link to all the Final Agency Decisions issued by the various State Agencies: http://bit.ly/1k02so3. Happy reading!

Decisions may also be found in New Jersey Administrative Reports (N.J.A.R.2d).  For decisions prior to July 1, 2014,  follow this link http://njlaw.rutgers.edu/collections/oal/

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