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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 New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, the Superintendent 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 $2,850. This amount is effective April 1, 2018 and shall not apply to cases commenced before April 1, 2018. The next adjustment is scheduled for April 1, 2021*.

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 2018

CPLR § 5205(a)(2)

$500

$525

$550

$575

CPLR §§ 5205(a)(4), (6) and (9)

$1,000

$1,050

$1,100

$1,150

CPLR § 5205(l)

$2,500

$2,625

$2,750

$2,850

CPLR § 5205(a)(7)

$3,000

$3,150

$3,300

$3,400

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

$4,000

$4,200

$4,425

$4,550

Debtor and Creditor Law § 283(2)(c)

$5,000

$5,250

$5,525

$5,700

Debtor and Creditor Law § 282(3)(iii)

$7,500

$7,875

$8,275

$8,550

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

$11,375

CPLR §§5206 (a), (d) and (e)

$75,000

$78,800

$82,775

$85,400

CPLR §§5206 (a), (d) and (e)

$125,000

$131,325

$137,950

$142,350

CPLR §§ 5206 (a), (d) and (e)

$150,000

$157,600

$165,550

$170,825

The 2018 amounts are effective on April 1, 2018 and shall not apply to cases commenced before April 1, 2018. The next adjustment is scheduled for April 1, 2021. 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.

 

* Subparagraph (ii) of Subdivision (l) of Section 5205 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules and Subdivision (b) of Section 5253 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules both provide that the adjustment shall be based on the change to the consumer price index for All Urban Consumers, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA region. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics no longer publishes the statistics for this region. Statistics are now published for the New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. region and were used in this update.

Updated 04/02/2018

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