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  1. #1
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    Cool What Time Limits Apply to Collection of Old Medical Bills

    My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Richmond, Virginia

    I was contacted by a collections agency yesterday stating i have 2 medical bills i uncured on January/ February of 2013 today is May 2018, 5 years ago, and now just getting to the collections agency. My question is, aren't there time limits on collecting a dept in Va.? Now that the collection agency has it how long will it stay on my credit report and is there anything I can do. I know nothing about this bill and asked them to send me proof of dept.
    (p.s i'm on SSD)
    Thank you for your advice
    RRR

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    Default Re: What Time Limits Apply to Collection of Old Medical Bills

    The statute of limitations for contract-based claims is five years so, in terms of their bringing a legal action, odds are the debt is time-barred.

    The debt can be reported on your credit report for seven years after default.

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    Default Re: What Time Limits Apply to Collection of Old Medical Bills

    The start of the seven year starts as May 2018 or will it be removed in 2 years which will be the compleation of seven years ?
    Thank you again
    RRR

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    Default Re: What Time Limits Apply to Collection of Old Medical Bills

    Seven years from the date of default, so if your bill was due in May, 2013 then you're looking at @May 2020.

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