Federal Bankruptcy Exemption Statutes

DescriptionStatuteIndividualJoint
[US] Federal
Alimony, Support11 USC § 522(d)(10)(D)
Crime Victims Reparation Benefits11 USC § 522(d)(11)(A)
Disability, Illness, Unemp. Benefits11 USC § 522(d)(10)(C)
Future Earnings Compensation11 USC § 522(d)(11)(E)
Health Aids11 USC § 522(d)(9)
Household Goods11 USC § 522(d)(3)11,525.0023,050.00
Jewelry11 USC § 522(d)(4)1,450.002,900.00
Life Insurance – Unmatured11 USC § 522(d)(7)
Life Insurance Proceeds11 USC § 522(d)(11)(C)
Life Insurance Proceeds – Unmatured11 USC § 522(d)(8)11,525,0023,050.00
Motor Vehicle11 USC § 522(d)(2)3,450.006,900.00
Personal Injury Payments11 USC § 522(d)(11)(D)21,625.0043,250.00
Real Property11 USC § 522(d)(1)21,625.0043,250.00
Retirement Accounts under 401, 403, 408 etc.11 USC § 522(d)(12)
Social Security, Unemployment11 USC § 522(d)(10)(A)
Stock Bonus, Pension, Annuity11 USC § 522(d)(10)(E)
Tools of Trade – Books, Equipment11 USC § 522(d)(6)2,175.004,350.00
Veteran’s Benefits11 USC § 522(d)(10)(B)
Wage Garnishment (90 days prior)11 USC § 522(g)
Wildcard – Any Property11 USC § 522(d)(5)1,150.002,300.00
Wildcard – Unused amount of 522(d)(1)11 USC § 522(d)(5)10,825.0021,650.00
Wrongful Death Payments11 USC § 522(d)(11)(B)