I was in a SUNY School in the early 2000's, got sick and ended up not getting financial aid, financial assistance. The state, NYS, got a judgment against me for over $6000 in January 2006. The only time they got $ was from filing taxes with my signature on it. It is now 2018, can they still collect, put a lien on my personal property? It's not even on my credit report anymore.
A judgment is good for 20 years.
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Yes they can. Judgments in NYS are good for up to 20 years.
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Yes, unfortunately, they are still able to collect within the timeframe you stated as the judgment will be enforceable for up to 20 years. If you have funds to now try to rectify the situation, you may be able to settle for less than what you owe. You should consult with an attorney that deals with student debt relief and settlement to see if you can save some money rather than having to pay in full including all the interest that has accumulated over the years. Hope that helps.
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