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Connecticut Bankruptcy Exemptions

The chart below contains a summary of Connecticut state bankruptcy exemptions and other relevant statutory laws.
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Note: Federal bankruptcy exemptions are available.
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Personal exemptions allowed by Connecticut Bankruptcy Law

Note: Under the 2005 bankruptcy law, almost all types of tax-exempt retirement accounts are exempt in bankruptcy whether state or Federal exemptions are used. Exemptions for 401(k)s, 403(b)s, profit-sharing and money purchase plans, and defined benefit plans include the entire account amounts. However, with traditional and Roth IRAs, the exemption is limited to a total value of $1,171,650 per person for all accounts held by the debtor (not per account). The total value amount is adjusted every three years for inflation. The relevant statutes: 11 U.S.C. §522(d)(12) for Federal bankruptcy exemptions; 11 U.S.C. §522(b)(3)(C) for state bankruptcy exemptions.

Connecticut Homestead Real property (including mobile or manufactured home) to $75,000. Applies only to claims arising after 1993. Note: Up to $125,000 where a money judgment is for services provided at a hospital. 52-352a(e); 52-352b(t)
Wages Minimum 75% of earned but unpaid weekly disposable earnings or 40 times the state or Federal hourly minimum wage (whichever is greater) 52-361a(f)
Automobile Up to $3,500 52-352b(j)
Other property Life insurance proceeds or avails 38a-453
Child support; alimony (to extent wages exempt) 52-352b(h); 52-352b(n)
Appliances, food, clothing, furniture, bedding 52-352b(a)
Wedding and engagement rings 52-352b(k)
Burial plot 52-352b(c)
Tools, books, instruments, and farm animals 52-352b(b)
Wildcard $1,000 of any property 52-352b(r)

Note: While this reference information is current as of October 2010, it may not reflect the most up-to-date exemption figures on official state of Connecticut bankruptcy court statutes.

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