A claimant has 30 days after receipt of a decision to file in writing an appeal to the Director A panel of three OVS staff members will review the decision under appeal. Appeal decisions may affirm or modify the original decision. An appeal decision that modifies the original decision must explain the reasons for the decision. The appeal panel's decision represents OVS's final decision. The final recourse available to a claimant who disagrees with an appeal panel's decision is to seek a review of OVS's final decision through article 78 of the civil practice law .
What do I do if I am unhappy with the OVS decision on my claim application?