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Illinois WildCard Exemption

Illinois WildCard Exemption

Almost every state has an exemption for "any property" which is sometimes called the "wildcard" or "grubsteak" exemption. Generally this exemption is useful because it can be combined with other exemptions to fully protect equity that might otherwise go unprotected.
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Updated: 2021-03-09 by

State Law Wildcard Exemption

$4,000 of any personal property (does not include wages)

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Federal Bankruptcy Wildcard Exemptions

The Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions 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.

Does Illinois allow debtor the option of using the Federal Bankruptcy exemptions instead of state law exemptions?

No. 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/12-1201

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