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Bankruptcy Code Exemption Amounts Increased April 1, 2022

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2022 | Bankruptcy Basics, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Most people who file a NJ Chapter 7 Bankruptcy get to keep all or almost all of their assets. What property can be kept is determined by bankruptcy exemptions.

Bankruptcy exemptions determine what property you can keep.

The Bankruptcy Code Section 104(b) provides that every 3 years,  exemption amounts and other dollar amounts are adjusted for inflation.

New Bankruptcy Exemption Amounts Protect More Consumer Property

New increased exemption amounts take effect on April 1, 2022 and apply to all Bankruptcy cases filed after that date.

The new higher bankruptcy exemption amounts mean that even more people can protect their assets when they file a NJ Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

It is also important to note that exemption amounts are doubled when a married couple files a joint bankruptcy.

These are some of the exemption amounts that increased as of April 1, 2022.

Category New exemption amount
Homestead $27,900
Motor Vehicle $4,450
Household Goods (per item limit) $700
Household Goods (collective limit) $14,875
Jewelry $1,875
Wild Card (any property) $1,475
Unused homestead $13,950
Personal Injury Claims $27,900

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