Public Benefits Exemptions for California

Public Benefits Exemptions for California

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Last Reviewed: Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Public Benefits Exemptions — State System

California Law — Public Benefits Exemptions

California Exemption System 1

California Exemption System 2

Federal "Non-Bankruptcy" Public Benefits exemptions
(available in if using state system)

Public Benefits Exemptions — Federal System §522(d)

Can California debtors use the Federal Bankruptcy exemptions instead of California exemptions?

No. Federal exemptions not available. Instead, California has two systems of exemptions, one of which closely mirrors the federal scheme. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 703.130 

The Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions under 11 U.S.C. § 522(d) are available to you if

  • you haven't lived in any state longer than 180 days for a while,
  • or
  • if your state allows the Federal exemptions as a choice.

 

Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of this article for each State.
Selected State: California
California Pension and Retirement Exemptions
Will I Lose My Retirement Savings If I File For Bankruptcy?
 
California Tools of Trade Exemptions
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