Civil Recoveries Bureau

The mission of the Civil Recoveries Bureau is to recoup money owed to State agencies through affirmative litigation. The Bureau's work is carried out by ten units, five of which are based in Albany and include the General Recoveries Unit, Mental Hygiene Unit, Oil Spill Unit, Student Recoveries Unit and the Bankruptcy Unit. The remaining five units are based at or near the State hospitals including Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corp., SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital, SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital, SUNY University Hospital of Brooklyn and the Helen Hayes Hospital. The Bureau also recovers the cost of care at the State's four Veterans Homes in Montrose, Batavia, Oxford and St. Albans, through our Helen Hayes Hospital office.