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

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 12:38

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that the state will tomorrow again renew, for the sixth 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 will renew orders again tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, 2020, through Sunday, October 4, 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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