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.

The Attorney General’s Office is offering a temporary debt relief program for workers and families who were impacted by the shutdown of the federal government. This debt relief program will only apply to individuals who have debt that has been referred to the Attorney General’s Office. If you believe you fit this criteria and would like to apply for this program, you can access an application to Federal Shutdown Debt Relief here.

Please note that the applications will be accepted until May 28, 2019.