Repaying a Lien

Repaying a Lien

Casualty Liens

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 have any questions or require more information please call (844) 449-3444. If you require further assistance please call (212) 274-5892.

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Estate Recovery

The NYC Department of Social Services (DSS), Office of Legal Affairs, Support and Lien Recovery Litigation Unit (SLRLU) asserts liens and claims against the estate of deceased recipients’ assets and/or personal injury action settlements for the recovery of benefits expended for Public Assistance and Medicaid pursuant to NYS SSL 104 and 366, 369 et al.  At the time of a lawsuit settlement or estate proceeding, law firms and insurance companies must contact the SLRLU to obtain a final lien or claim amount. Total settlement amount from all defendants or estate fiduciaries is needed to discuss lien re-payment or settlement of the liens or claims owed to DSS. You can contact us at:

Main Public Access # (929) 221-6600
Fax # (212) 331-5858, 5496 and 5856

Payments made from an estate recovery case or other settlement of DSS liens/claims facilitated by the SLRLU must be sent to the following address. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENTS TO THE OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS.

Please make check payable to the “NYC Human Resources Administration”, please include the CIN # or case number on the check and in the accompanying cover letter and mail to:

     New York City Department of Social Services/HRA
     Office of Legal Affairs – SLRLU
     P.O. Box 414312
     Boston, MA 02241-4312

NOTE: You should also send a copy of the check and cover letter to the SLRLU attorney and/or paralegal that worked on your case.

Real Property Liens

The Real Property Program places liens on real estate, including homesteads within New York City owned by Cash Assistance and Nursing Home Medicaid applicants.  The liens are repaid at the time the property is sold or refinanced.  Title companies, law firms and homeowners can contact the program to request a payoff amount or instructions on submitting a subordination agreement as follows:

By Phone: 212-274-5892  
Division of Liens and Recovery Information Center. Callers should indicate they are calling regarding a Real Property issue

By Fax: 212-625-3190 | 212-625-3180 | 212-625-3185

By E-mail: Liensrecovery@hra.nyc.gov

By Mail: 
Division of Liens and Recovery
  Real Property Program
  P.O. Box 3786
  Church Street Station
  New York, N.Y.  10008-3786

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