Attorney General James Renews Suspension of State Debt Collection for Seventh Time as Coronavirus Continues to Impact New Yorkers’ Wallets

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:45

New Yorkers with Student and Medical Debt Referred to AG’s Office  
Will Have Payments Automatically Frozen Through November 3, 2020

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that the state has renewed, for the seventh time, an order to halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the state of New York that has been specifically referred to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for collection for an additional 30-day period. In response to continuing financial impairments resulting from the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the OAG again renewed orders from this morning through Tuesday, November 3, 2020. After this period, the OAG will reassess the needs of state residents for another possible extension. Additionally, the OAG will accept applications for suspension of all other types of debt owed to the state of New York and referred to the OAG for collection.

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