Generally, instructions for filing a request for hearing are provided along with any written notice of a Department decision that you receive. In that case, file your request for hearing with the Department office listed in those instructions.
SPECIAL NOTE: For hearings involving regarding eligibility for an amount or type of Financial Assistance, Medical Assistance, Social Services, or Food Stamp Program Benefits, a request for a fair hearing must be filed with the Office of Appeal Hearings, located within the Department’s Office of Inspector General, at the following address:
Department of Children and Families
Office of Appeal Hearings
2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 400-I
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4190
The following is a link to the website of the Office of Appeal Hearings:
The above link provides additional information about the fair hearings process.