You may withdraw your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits appeal with the Department of Human Services (DHS) if you choose. If you withdraw your appeal, your appeal is over and you will not have a formal hearing.
You should only withdraw your appeal if:
- You are sure DHS actions are correct; or
- The caseworker or supervisor has promised to reverse or modify the action.
If you want to withdraw a SNAP appeal, you must do so in writing. You must file a Request to Withdraw Appeal. You may withdraw other appeals just by telling DHS, as long as the withdrawal is recorded and made part of the record.
On the form be sure to write:
- The issue or problem you were appealing; and
- The reason you are withdrawing your appeal. If the reason is that the Department has made a promise to you, be sure to write down the promise on the withdrawal form.
If you have a lawyer, do not withdraw your appeal until you have spoken to him or her.