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Bankruptcy Lawyer KerryMany people who find themselves in overwhelming debt often consider filing for bankruptcy. In order to qualify, a person must past what is known as the “means test”. The United States Department of Justice discusses means testing on its website.

When getting documentation ready, you should gather all sources of income:

  • wages, salary, tips, bonuses, overtime, and commissions
  • gross income from a business, profession, or a farm
  • interest, dividends, and royalties
  • rental and real property income
  • regular child support or spousal support
  • unemployment compensation
  • pension and retirement income
  • workers' compensation
  • annuity payments
  • state disability insurance

Income that is not included in means test calculations are Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and tax refunds.

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