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question on federal poverty 150%????





Sub: question on federal poverty 150%????
Fri, 06/03/2009 17:07

I don't understand this part. It says in the bankruptcy laws for chapter 7 that if your income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level then you can sign a waiver and the filing is free.

How do I figure this out? Lets say that the federal poverty level is $1,300 and my income is $1,500. 150% of 1,300 is $1,950. Would that mean that I could sign the waiver and file for free?

Could someone explain this if I am wrong please?



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Sub: #1 Thank you very much. I am pretty good with legal stuff so if Fri, 03/06/2009 - 17:07



Thank you very much.

I am pretty good with legal stuff so if it is pretty easy I might give it a try myself but first I sent a request to the Massachusetts BAR for them to provide me with an attorney and see how that goes.


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Sub: #2 Bankruptcy ItemsFri, 03/06/2009 - 16:07



Wow... Very well. Good to know it is in the past. "Keep Moving Forward!" , my daughter always says.

It will only be you on the filing, so it sounds you are OK for the waiver. We just moved to PA from MA last summer so I know you will need to file in Boston or Worcester, depending on where you live.

If you need to, "Google" the following: [massachusetts bankruptcy courts] (the system would not let the message through with the link). The first item on the list is a good one.

If you get stuck, shoot me an e-mail;
(paraprofessionals@hotmail.co m)

All the best for continued health and great quality of life.
Remain Blessed and Highly Favored!


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Sub: #3 Well I live with my parents and pay them rent every month so do Fri, 03/06/2009 - 06:25



Well I live with my parents and pay them rent every month so do they count or would I be considered 1 person in this? I pay them rent and I buy my own food.

I just want to get all this done so I can finally get my own place after having cancer. I want a fres start at a second chance of life that I have. I am 32 years old so I don't know if that makes a difference either.


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Sub: #4 Poverty Line/BankruptcyFri, 03/06/2009 - 05:34



If $1,599 is below the poverty line for the number of individuals in your home, then yes.
You don't have to pay an attorney, but the alternative requires that you become familiar with the forms and requirements for filing that your bankruptcy district sets. If you go on your own, you may bring your completed forms to the court's clerk and ask them to check them out before you file to make sure you are not missing anything or have items that will require more work. I think it best to ask than to stress after the filing to comply with the requests. Also, some attorneys will make it painful (financially).

In all things Prosper!


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Sub: #5 OK lets see if I have this right. The 2009 amount is $1,353.7Thu, 03/05/2009 - 15:10



OK lets see if I have this right.

The 2009 amount is $1,353.75 X 150% = $2,030.625. I get $1,599 a month from Social Security. So does that mean I can get a waiver and not have to pay for the bankruptcy?

I would still have to pay an attorney or is that free too? I plan on going next month so I am just getting prepared.


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Sub: #6 150% of poverty line calculationThu, 03/05/2009 - 11:27



Start with your poverty line amount and multiply times 150% (or 1.5).
What you are actually getting is 1.5 times the poverty number. If you are bellow it based on the current year levels, you can get the waiver. Or you may be able to pay the fee in installments... Or not.


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Sub: #7 So if I am making $1,599 a month from disability, I am not withiMon, 02/16/2009 - 17:53



So if I am making $1,599 a month from disability, I am not within the federal poverty level and could not get a waiver, is that correct?


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Sub: #8 By the way, I'm in New york and I was approved a fee waiver by Mon, 02/16/2009 - 11:54



By the way, I'm in New york and I was approved a fee waiver by the court, just go to the list and look up your family size.


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Sub: #9 Federal poverty level is the same for all states. It depends on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 11:53



Federal poverty level is the same for all states. It depends on your family size. To answer your question, 150% of poverty level would be if you were making a monthly income of approx $1,300 or a yearly income of about 14,000, and that's for a family of one. You can google 2009 federal poverty income level and you can read it. Hope that helps


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Sub: #10 MassachusettsSat, 02/14/2009 - 18:13



Massachusetts


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