Filing for bankruptcy is a major step, and probably not something you ever wanted to do. You may have been in a major accident, or you or a family member may have experienced an extended illness that resulted in insurmountable medical bills. Budgets may have been cut at work, or you may have found yourself out of a job altogether. Often, there are other accompanying factors too, like divorce, overuse of credit card due to lack of income, and more.
If you have lost your job, you may be wondering if you can obtain relief from your debt by filing a bankruptcy case. There is no law that requires an individual to be employed in order to qualify for bankruptcy protection. As a matter of fact, loss of employment is one of the primary reasons people file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. There is also no minimum amount of debt you must have to file a case.