Division of Financial Review and Analysis (FRA)
The Division of Financial Review and Analysis, also known as the Claims and Collections Division is responsible for pursuing the collection of monies owed by current and former HRA clients who received public assistance or Medicaid. Other responsibilities include responding to billing inquiries, researching and documenting claims, monitoring and tracking the receipt of funds related to these claims, and taking action to pursue the collection of unpaid balances when the clients do not cooperate. For repayment information call 212-274-4943 or read more on our claims and collections page.
Division of Liens and Recovery
The Division of Liens and Recovery Casualty Program places liens and asserts claims against the personal injury lawsuit settlements of past or present recipients of Medicaid and Cash Assistance pursuant to NYS SSL 104 and 104-b. At the time of a lawsuit settlement, law firms and insurance companies must contact the Division to obtain a final lien amount. Total settlement amount from all defendants is needed to discuss lien re-payment. If you are an attorney, find more information on our division of liens and recovery page.
The Real Property Program places liens on real estate, including homesteads, within New York City owned by Cash Assistance and Nursing Home Medical Assistance applicants. The liens are repaid at the time the property is sold or refinanced. Title companies and law firms can contact the program and request a payoff amount.
Supplemental Needs Trust Program
The Supplemental Needs Trust (SNT) Program monitors SNTs to ensure expenditures are made for the beneficiary (or disabled person) and to prevent the mismanagement or misuse of trust funds. The SNT is a Medicaid planning tool used to shelter a disabled person’s assets for: (a) maintaining eligibility for governmental benefits like Medicaid, and (b) enhancing the disabled person’s quality of life by paying for needs Medicaid does not cover. The Program also recovers monies from the trust—up to the total amount of Medicaid expended—following the death of the beneficiary. For more information, please visit our Supplemental Needs Trust Program page.
Division of Financial Review and Processing
The Division of Financial Review and Processing (FRP) is responsible for the closing or reducing cash assistance benefits and/or initiating actions to recover overpayment on cash assistance cases based on verified information. Information is obtained from the State Wage Reporting, Department of Corrections, Department of Health, Unemployment Insurance and Child Support computer matches.
In addition, FRP sanctions individuals who fail to cooperate with child support requirements; and takes adverse actions on case assistance cases behalf of the Bureau of Fraud Investigation; the Bureau of Eligibility Verification; Liens and Recovery; Financial Review and Analysis; and the Assistance Reimbursement Unit. FRP Staff reviews cases, obtains verifications, re-calculates cash assistance (CA) and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in order to determine the case remains eligible for assistance; and enters recoupments whenever there has been an overpayment of benefits. When appropriate, FRP also records in the NYCWAY FIA3A Subsystem job information pertaining to cash assistance participants.
Assistance Reimbursement Unit
The Assistance Reimbursement Unit is responsible for seeking reimbursement of interim cash assistance paid to Safety Net participants who then receive supplemental security income (SSI) payments covering the same time period as the previously disbursed Safety Net payments. When notified by Social Security Administration (SSA) of individuals who have been found eligible for SSI ARU calculates the amount of interim assistance paid during the period of eligibility and provides that information to SSA. SSA will use the information to reimburse the Agency and remit the remaining SSI benefit to the participant.