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New York Temporarily Suspends State Debt Collection in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York AG Letitia James announced that the state is suspending collection of medical and student debt owed to the state and referred to the AG’s office for collection. The accrual of interest and the collection of fees on these debts will also be automatically suspended.
  • According to the AG’s office, the announced policy will halt debt collection for a 30-day period starting on March 17, 2020, and ending on April 16, 2020. The suspension may be extended should future circumstances warrant it.