NY Office of the Attorney General extends hold on state debt collection

New York State Attorney General Letitia James New York State Attorney General Letitia James

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Created: April 01, 2021 04:20 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York is extending the hold on student and medical debt another month.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James made the announcement Thursday.

All debt collections that have been specifically referred to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for collection, with limited exceptions, will be halted until at least April 30.

Those debts include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical debt due to the five state hospitals and the five state veterans’ homes.
  • Students that owe student debt due to State University of New York campuses.
  • Individual debtors, sole-proprietors, small business owners, and certain homeowners that owe debt relating to oil spill cleanup and removal costs, property damage, and breach of contract, as well as other fees owed to state agencies. 

This is the thirteenth time collection has been extended.

The OAG will also 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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