The Financial Services Division protects Missourians by recovering money owed to the state. The Division helps collect money owed to other Divisions of the Attorney General’s office and more than 40 other state agencies for a variety of reasons ranging from violations of consumer protection laws, to past-due student loans, to Medicaid reimbursement.
Our attorneys also work with the Missouri Family Support Division to establish, enforce and modify child support obligations through the courts. Much of this work involves seeking approval of administrative child support modification orders in circuit court.
Financial Services Division Highlights for 2012:
- Courts approved child support modifications on more than 1,800 of our cases – an 8% increase over 2011. Those orders increased or decreased the support amount, with each case seeking the appropriate amount of support under Missouri law based on the unique circumstances of the family. And we received slightly more modification requests from non-custodial parents than custodial parents.
- Financial Services collected more than $21.9 million overall for Missouri's citizens.
- Top Ten Collections by Agency in 2012
Consumer and Not for Profit $10,514,669.78 MO HealthNet $6,436,557.19 Deparatment of Natural Resources $2,131,911.80 Missouri Incarceration Reimbursement Act $546,058.90 Fraud & Non compliance Unit (AGO Public Safety) $528,222.93 Department of Agriculture $324,746.95 Tort Victims' Compensation Fund $242,073.79 Department of Health and Senior Services $169,617.67 Secretary of State $154,091.52 Family Support Division - Recipient Overpay $151,914.38
- Our attorneys appeared in many bankruptcy court proceedings to protect both the regulatory authority the State must exercise, and the finances owed to the State by the debtors.