Question by  harry75 (41)

How long can old medical bills be collected?

I assume there is a statute of limitations.


Answer by  mlnr (257)

The statute of limitations is different in nearly every state, so you will need to look it up. Search for the answer online, or call a local attorney.


Answer by  shego (255)

Old medical bills can be collected for up to seven years, according to law. However, if you should make a payment even one day before seven years is up, the account beginbs anew and you would have to wait yet another 7 years before you would not have to pay.


Answer by  Amy21 (460)

Old medical bilsl can be collected on up to 5 years out from the date. The heathcare indsutry has a right to collect on the debt until settlement takes place.


Answer by  catch2007 (212)

Medical bills are treated in the same way that most debt is treated. The statute of limitations is typically seven years which is counted from the first day that you went into default. If a company is trying to collect a debt after this period of time, it is best to dispute the debt in writing.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

No there is not. They never expire. Due to the fact that the collection agencies make money off you paying off the bills they like to get their money and will not stop until they do.

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