Exterior of the Office Building of Lynch & Belch, P.C. Office

Helping People Get A Fresh Financial Start to Regain Financial Independence

Helping People Get A Fresh Financial Start to Regain Financial Independence

How to eliminate medical debt

Were you injured in an accident? Were you diagnosed with an illness? Either way, you will incur a lot of bills that could turn into debt if you are unable to pay them. Medical debt is not good to have, yet thousands of people in Indiana deal with this type of debt every day. Today, we will look at how you can eliminate medical debt so you can get rid of the stress associated with it.

The first step in paying down medical debt is to handle it like all other debt. Adjust your monthly budget to account for a payment. Reduce your discretionary spending to help pay for it. Try to clear out other debts to help free up some cash to pay for the medical debt.

Consider applying for a loan from your local bank to help pay for the medical debt. It’s a better position to be in when paying down a bank loan than letting medical debt sit and accrue interest. You don’t want creditors or collection agencies coming after you.

Take a look at a possible settlement of your medical debt. This is possible if you have a certain amount of debt and don’t have the income to cover it. Ask an attorney to contact the entity that billed you, and they often will agree to have you make a lower payment than what is owed them.

It’s also possible that the debt or bill could be forgiven if you have a medical hardship. A medical hardship would be an illness or disability that prevents you from being able to work.

If you have medical debt, it’s important to pay it down as much as possible. If you are having trouble doing so, consider speaking to an experienced bankruptcy attorney about your situation.

FindLaw Network