Many states have a state debt recovery office, which is the location you need to send payments to if you are behind on debts that you owe to the bank. To find out where your location is, there are several things you can do. First, check out your state’s website (which is usually statename.gov) and locate the state debt recovery office that way.
If you have received communications from the state already through written form or email, you may find the state debt recovery office information on those communications. Before you make payment for any of these debts, you should know about debt recovery several things.
First, you should always check to be sure that the amount being charged to you is the amount that you actually owe. If you do not believe that you owe the debt at all, or you believe that the amount that is listed is not correct, take a few minutes as soon as you receive a notification of this to contact the state debt recovery office.
When you contact them immediately to let them know that the amount owed is not the correct amount, they will need to prove that it is before they can go forward with pursuing you in a claims court or otherwise.
The next thing you should do is find out what happened originally. For example, did you receive the bill in the first place? Did you forget to pay it? If you still have the bill, you may notice that there is an increase in the amount owed by you. This could be interest and fees, which is common on may notifications from the recovery office. In addition to this, it could be that you are seeing a fee added that is the charge to you that the company is placing because of the fees from the collection agency.
Whenever you receive notice that the state debt recovery office is in need of you to pay your bill, the first thing you should do is to contact them directly. Do not avoid the phone calls as this is admission that you do owe the funds and that you do not plan to pay. Instead, pick up the phone and let them know that you are struggling with making payments right now or that you could be facing a bankruptcy or other such situations.
The more that you alert the company of what is happening, the better off your situation will be because they will be able to help you overcome the debt and get through it.