The judge uses a tape recorder. Usually, the only people at the hearing are you and the judge. But, if the state wants to prove "fraud" a state worker will also be there. This worker will try to prove you lied or did something else dishonest to get benefits.
At the hearing, you can explain why:
- The overpayment is wrong;
- The amount is wrong;
- You did not commit "fraud;" and/or
- You can't pay the money back