1142.055.00 Collection Procedures

1142.055.15.05 Cash

IM-65 July 12, 2023; IM-142 December 2, 2005

If a claim is to be repaid in cash, the household is instructed to make the payment in the form of bank draft, cashier’s check, or money order whenever possible. Cash payment is accepted. A receipt is given to the household and a copy filed in the electronic record. If a cash payment is made to the local office, a money order or cashier’s check may be purchased at the local office expense. Checks received are endorsed “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY TO THE CREDIT OF THE TREASURER OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI – DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES” and all payments are submitted daily.

Payments received in the local office are forwarded to Division of Finance & Administration Services (DFAS) with a completed CARS-2, using transaction code 01.

For instructions see CARS User Guide Entering Repayment Agreements and Processing Payments in the Claims Accounting and Restitution System (CARS).