Attorney General renews suspension of state debt collection for seventh time

10/8/2020, midnight
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the state has renewed an order to halt the collection of medical ...
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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the state has renewed 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.

This is the seventh time the order has been renewed.

In response to continuing financial impairments resulting from the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the OAG again renewed orders through Tuesday, Nov. 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.

The temporary policy has also automatically suspended the accrual of interest and the collection of fees on all outstanding state medical and student debt referred to the OAG for collection, so New Yorkers are not penalized for taking advantage of the program.