Can I Get My Bankruptcy Filing Fees Waived?

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Reduced or Waived Filing Fees for Bankruptcy

You are eligible for bankruptcy case filing fee waiver if you are at or below 150% of poverty level. If your income puts you above 150% of the federal poverty guidelines, the fee is $335 for a Chapter 7—which may be paid in installments.

2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of people in your household (include yourself)150% of Poverty Guidelines Yearly Income150% of Poverty Guidelines Monthly Income150% of Poverty Guidelines Weekly Income1$19,140$1,595$3682$25,860$2,155$4973$32,580$2,715$6274$39,300$3,275$7565$46,020$3,835$8856$52,740$4,395$1,0147$59,460$4,955 $1,143 8$66,180$5,155$1,273More than 8*Add $4,480 for each additional person.*Add $373 for each additional person.*Add $86 for each additional person.*

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (at 100%), January 15, 2020,

Note: Your income includes any household income you can use. Do not include your spouse’s income if it is not available to you.

*With the 2020 poverty guidelines that took effect as of January 15, 2020, you add $4,480 for each additional person in the household THEN calculate how much 150% of the federal poverty guidelines would be. So if you had a household of 9 people, you would add $4,480 to $44,120 (100% of the federal poverty guidelines for a household of 8), which equals $48,600. Then, 150% of $48,600 is $72,900/year; $6,075/month; and $1,401/week.

We understand the stress and sleepless nights that arise from difficult financial times. Our bankruptcy attorneys are ready to get you some relief and back on the path to good credit. FLG Bankruptcy Attorney: Matthew Bole, Esquire

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