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Current Dollar Amount of Payments Statutorily Exempt from Enforcement of Judgments

Pursuant to Subparagraph (iii) of Subdivision (l) of Section 5205 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services is required beginning on April 1, 2012, and at each three year interval thereafter, to update the current dollar amount of exemption from enforcement of judgments under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules Sections 5205(l), 5222(e), 5222(h), 5230(a) and 5232(e). The new dollar amount of exemption from enforcement of money judgments is $2750. This amount is effective April 1, 2015 and shall not apply to cases commenced before April 1, 2015. The next adjustment is scheduled for April 1, 2018.

Exemption from Application to the Satisfaction of Money Judgments

Current dollar amount of exemption from application to the satisfaction of money judgments under New York civil practice law and rules sections 5205 and 5206 and exemptions in bankruptcy under debtor and creditor law sections 282 and 283:

The following reflects the updates to the dollar amount of exemptions from the satisfaction of money judgments under civil practice law and rules sections 5205 and 5206 and under debtor and creditor law sections 282 and 283:

Statutory Sections

2009

2012

2015

CPLR § 5205(a)(2)

$500

$525

$550

CPLR §§ 5205(a)(4), (6) and (9)

$1,000

$1,050

$1,100

CPLR § 5205(l)

$2,500

$2,625

$2,750

CPLR § 5205(a)(7)

$3,000

$3,150

$3,300

CPLR § 5205(a)(8); Debtor and Creditor Law § 282(1)

$4,000

$4,200

$4,425

Debtor and Creditor Law § 283(2)(c)

$5,000

$5,250

$5,525

Debtor and Creditor Law § 282(3)(iii)

$7,500

$7,875

$8,275

CPLR §§ 5205(a)(8) and (j)(3); Debtor and Creditor Law § 282(1); Debtor and Creditor Law §§ 283(1) and (2)(b)

$10,000

$10,500

$11,025

CPLR §§5206 (a), (d) and (e)

$75,000

$78,800

$82,775

CPLR §§5206 (a), (d) and (e)

$125,000

$131,325

$137,950

CPLR §§ 5206 (a), (d) and (e)

$150,000

$157,600

$165,550

The 2015 amounts are effective on April 1, 2015 and shall not apply to cases commenced before April 1, 2015. The next adjustment is scheduled for April 1, 2018. Such adjustments shall not apply with respect to restraining notices served or executions effected before the date of the adjustment. Nothing in this section limits the judgment debtor's exemption rights in this section or under any other law.

 

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