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Subject: U.S. Trustee Position on Means Test – Chapter 7
Useful Link: U.S. Trustee Position on Means Test – Chapter 7, http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/docs/ch7_line_by_line.pdf
STATEMENT OF THE U.S. TRUSTEE PROGRAM’S POSITION ON LEGAL ISSUES
ARISING UNDER THE CHAPTER 7 MEANS TEST
Following is a line-by-line summary of Form 22A and various recurring disposable income issues likely to arise in chapter 7 under the BAPCPA provisions of 11 U.S.C. § 707(b). The summary gives the position of the United States Trustee Program (USTP) on these issues. For ease of reference, the USTP positions are listed in summary fashion without citation to legal authority. The referenced lines are those on the Form 22A. Unless a circuit court has decided an issue to the contrary, United States Trustees should, absent unusual circumstances, maintain these positions when interpreting section 707(b)…..