The Financial Services Division recoups money owed to the state in collections, bankruptcies and commercial litigation. Attorneys in the division aggressively pursue all commercial litigation for state agencies, handle all bankruptcy issues for the Attorney General's Office and other state agencies, and collect and properly account for payments owed to the state.
The division returned $11.8 million for taxpayers in 2007 under a program to recover payments from Medicaid and other state programs. In addition, Missouri inmates paid more than $853,000 for their upkeep in 2007, bringing the amount recovered by the division for 2004-2007 to more than $3.2 million.
Attorneys in the Financial Services Division also help protect Missouri's children by ensuring they get the financial support they deserve from their parents by aggressively litigating to establish and enforce child support obligations. They also protect the state's interest in proceedings involving child support matters.
For more information on the Financial Services Division see the frequently asked questions page for the Financial Services Division.