Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator For Fairfield, CA

Fairfield, California 94533

Top Intro TOC Form B122A-1 Form B122A-1Supp Form B122A-2

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Means Test Calculator for Solano County, California

For cases filed on or after May 15, 2024

Using numbers published by the U.S. Trustee's office for cases filed on or after May 15, 2024 and, based on the official means test forms.

Top Intro TOC Form B122A-1 Form B122A-1Supp Form B122A-2

Introduction: Are You Eligible for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Most people who need bankruptcy protection are eligible, but bankruptcy law sometimes requires you to fill out an eight-page form called "the Means Test" to prove either your household income is lower that the median income in your state, or that your disposable income is too low to sufficiently fund a Chapter 13 plan.

...this calculator will help you find out

The Means Test Calculator applies the formulas, regional income and expense standards, and calculations of the "means test" that was a cornerstone of BAPCPA, the 2005 bankruptcy law (11 U.S.C. 707(b)). It uses the language and formatting of the 2019 version of Official Form B122A-1Official Form B122A-1Supp, and Official Form B122A-2, just a few of several forms you must complete if you decide to file for bankruptcy.

Read the instructions carefully (for official instructions for PDF forms, click here). If you are unsure whether an item applies to your situation, make a note of your question. Ask a bankruptcy lawyer about it if you go for a free consultation.

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Part 1: Income
California State "Median Income" Test

Compare your household income over the past six calendar months to the state median. If your monthly household income is less than the California median income for a household of your size, you are presumed to be eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy under Section 707(b)(2).

California Bankruptcy InformationMedian Household Income Test for California

Compare your household income to the California median income.

For Cases Filed on or after May 15, 2024.

California Median Income Test
Form B122A-1 (Line 13)

Household
Size* ?
Monthly
Income
6 Month
Total
Annual
Income
1 $6,235 $37,410 $74,819
2 $8,050 $48,300 $96,600
3 $9,122 $54,729 $109,458
4 $10,711 $64,267 $128,533
5 $11,536 $69,217 $138,433
6 $12,361 $74,167 $148,333
7 $13,186 $79,117 $158,233
8 $14,011 $84,067 $168,133
9 $14,836 $89,017 $178,033
10 $15,661 $93,967 $187,933
< If LESS You Pass! - Chapter 7 is an option. Not legally required to complete Form B122A-2, but may want to anyway.
> If MORE - Keep Going! - You must complete Part 2: Form B122A-2 to determine if Chapter 7 is available.

Sources: U.S. Trustee Program, Department of Justice , 11 U.S.C. Sec. 707(b)(7) exclusion. Official Form B122A-1, Line 13

Source: U.S. Trustee, U.S. Department of Justice (for bankruptcy cases filed filed on or after May 15, 2024)

(*The applicable household size is the number that would currently be allowed as exemptions on your federal income tax return, plus the number of any additional dependents whom you support.)

Form B122A-1 requires you to:

  1. total your income for the last six calendar months [Line 11],
  2. average it, then
  3. annualize it, and then
  4. compare it to the California median for your size household [Line 13].
    • If your income is below this amount, you meet the requirements of the "means test" (section 707(b)(2) of the bankruptcy code) to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The table above makes it a bit simpler to figure out. Compare your six-month total income over the last six calendar months to the "6 Mo. Total" in the chart below to get a rough idea of which side of the line you fall. Pay attention to the rules about household size.

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Part 2 Expenses:
County Expense Standards For Solano County

This part is relevant only if your income is above the state median income. If so, you will need to determine your monthly expenses, using the monthly expense allowance standards for Solano County.

Monthly Expense Standards for Solano County, California
For cases filed on or after May 15, 2024
  EXPENSES
Fam. Size: (Line 5) Non-Mortgage Housing expenses (Line 8) Mortage & Rent (Line 9)
1 $634 $1,956
2 $744 $2,298
3 $784 $2,421
4 $874 $2,700
5 $888 $2,743
6 $888 $2,743
7 $888 $2,743
8 $888 $2,743
9 $888 $2,743
10 $888 $2,743

Ninth Circuit
Fed Ct: California Eastern District Bankruptcy Court
Region: Bay Area
Subregion: East Bay
Metro (MSA): Vallejo-Fairfield CA
County: Solano (p.453,491)
LOC:Solano

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