COVID-19 Debt Relief (for debts referred to the OAG)

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You may be Eligible for COVID-19 Debt Relief

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OAG is accepting requests for temporary relief from the collection of all types of debts (i.e., SUNY tuition debt, State Hospital debt, oil spill cleanup costs, unpaid regulatory fees, etc.) that have been referred to the OAG for collection and litigation. If you are suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for debt relief, but you must contact us.

Complete the Request Form by Mail

To request a paper COVID-19 Debt Relief Request Form, please call the OAG hotline at 800-771-7755 (press * when prompted to hear more information on the Attorney General’s COVID-19 response, then press “4” when prompted to request a debt relief request form).

Debt Relief Available

  • Stop new interest charges
  • Stop new collection fees
  • Protect your tax refund
  • Stop enforcement of judgments
  • Delay payment plan due dates
  • Change existing payment plans
  • Permanent reduction of the amount due on the account, based upon income