Federal Bankruptcy Expemptions2017-05-19T23:37:47+00:00

These federal exemptions can be used in conjunction with your Texas bankruptcy exemptions.

If you use the the federal exemption set instead of your Texas exemptions then you cannot use these supplemental federal exemptions.

Applys To Exemption Federal Code
Retirement Benefits CIA employees
Civil service employees
Foreign service employees
Military honor roll pensions
Military service employees
Railroad workers 45 U.S.C. § 231m
Social Security 42 U.S.C. § 407
Veterans’ benefits 38 U.S.C. § 3101
Veterans’ medal of honor benefits 38 U.S.C. § 3101
 Survivor’s benefits Judges
US Court Directors
Judicial Center Directors
Supreme Court Chief Justice administrators
Lighthouse Employees
Military Service
 Death & Disability Benefits Government employees
Longshoremen and harbor workers
War risk hazard death or injury compensation
 Miscellaneous Klamath Indian tribe benefits for Indians residing in Oregon
Military deposits in savings accounts while on permanent duty outside continental U.S.
Military group life insurance
Railroad workers’ unemployment insurance
Seamen’s clothing and Seamen’s wages (while at sea) pursuant to a written contract
75% of earned but unpaid wages; bankruptcy judge may authorize
more for low-income debtors
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