Can the State hold your refund because of hospital bills?
(Muskogee, Oklahoma U.S.)
In 2006 my Husband had to be hospitalized. My husband is Cherokee and goes to the Indian hospital which medical care... is free. The Indian hospital wanted him to have more tests done and sent him to a Community hospital in Tulsa. This is normal procedure for the Indian hospital. This year 2012 we were expecting our State refund and received a notice from the State of Okla. that we would not be receiving our refund because we owe a debt. Our debt being the hospital that the Indian hospital sent him to. It's a known fact that the Indian hospital will pay for the stay in the community hospital if they send you there. My question is: Can the state keep our refund for a debt if the Indian hospital sent him there? We never received a bill at all, six years later we get our State tax held for a hospital bill that we thought the Indian hospital paid for.