If you owe money to New York state including medical debt to a state hospital or student debt to a state college, you may be eligible for debt relief from the New York Attorney General. Available help includes:
•Stopping interest charges and collection fees
•Protecting New York State tax refunds
•Stopping judgments from being enforced
•Changing payment plans, and
•Permanently reducing the amount due.
To qualify, you must have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and owe money to New York State that has been referred to the Attorney General’s office for collection.
You can apply for this temporary relief on the NY Attorney General’s website.
This temporary debt relief only applies to debt owed to New York State. You can refer to our Personal Finance & Employment FAQ or contact Nassau Suffolk Law Services if you have questions about managing your debt.
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