Why It’s Useful:  These are links to the United States Trustee’s website where you can find information on (a) the median income by state and (b) standard/allowed Means Test expenses.

Subject:  Bankruptcy Means Test Figures

Useful Link – Income:   here

Useful Link – Expenses:  (assorted links below)

Food Clothing & Other Items (National Standard) – here

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses (National Standard) – here

Housing and Utilities Standards – Washington (Local Standard) – here

Housing and Utilities Standards – Oregon (Local Standard) – here

Transportation Expense Standards – West (Local Standard) – here



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Census Bureau, IRS Data and Administrative Expenses Multipliers

Most individual debtors filing for bankruptcy relief are required to complete either Official Bankruptcy Form 22A or 22C (Statement of Current Monthly Income and calculations). Bankruptcy Form 22A is the form chapter 7 debtors will complete for “means testing” purposes; Form 22C is the form chapter 13 debtors will complete. [The Official Bankruptcy Forms can be found on the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Web site.]

A debtor must enter income and expense information onto the appropriate form (i.e., Form 22A or Form 22C) and then make calculations using the information entered. Some of the information needed to complete these forms, such as a debtor’s current monthly income, comes from the debtor’s own personal records. However, other information needed to complete the forms comes from the Census Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This Web site reproduces the Census Bureau and IRS Data necessary to complete Bankruptcy Forms 22A and 22C. The source data reproduced here is also available directly from the IRS and Census Bureau using the links at the bottom of this page.