New Yorkers with Student and Medical Debt Referred to AG’s Office
Will Have Payments Automatically Frozen Through December 31, 2020
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state has renewed, for the eighth 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 — with limited exceptions — through December 31, 2020. In response to continuing financial impairments resulting from the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the OAG again renewed orders, taking effect this morning and going through Thursday, December 31, 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.