You can get absolute bankruptcy exemptions for unemployment benefits. Find out what other exemptions you can get.

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Laws

Homestead

Residence worth $ 500,000 either owned or leased and $ 200 rent per month for the homestead occupied by debtor or his/her dependent.

Household Furniture

Regular house hold furniture of worth $ 3,000.

Professional Tools

Tools and implements required for carrying on trade or business up to worth $ 500 and another $ 500 for materials used in trade or business.

Bible and Books

Up to the extent of $ 200.

Household Goods

An amount not exceeding $ 125 for each week.Note Wages of the seamen are exempted to 100 %.

Family Requirement

Up to $ 300 for family requirements.

Auto Requirement

Auto exemption is there for $ 700.

Fishing Tools

For fishermen fishing tools are exempted up to the extent of $ 500 to the fishermen only.

Sewing Machine

One sewing machine is exempted not exceeding $ 200 for that.

Disability Payments

Disability insurance payments are exempted up to the extent of $ 400 per week.

Pension Benefits

Pension Benefits up to the extent of $ 100 per week.

Bank balance

Cash in accounts up to the extent of $ 500.

Co-operative Share

Share in co-operative associations up to the extent of $ 100 in value in total.

Total or Absolute Exemptions for

  • Specific partnership interest.
  • Unemployment and Workmen's benefits.
  • Public employee's benefits.
  • Public assistance benefits.
  • Military uniforms and accessories are exempted for the militia personnel.
  • Group annuity benefits.
  • Group insurance benefits.
  • Veteran's benefits.
  • Relocation payments.
  • Payroll account funds.
  • Burial plots.

Court's Address

Thomas O'Neill Federal Building10 Causeway Street, Boston,
MA 02222

Court's Phone Number

617-565-8950

Court's Email Address

mab_help@mab.uscourts.gov

Court's Hours

Monday - Friday (830am - 500pm)

Court Locations

Boston, Hyannis, Springfield, Worcester

Jurisdictional Counties

All

Judges

Hon. Joan N. Feeney (Chief Judge)1101 O'Neill Federal Bldg. 10 Causeway St. Boston, MA 02222-1074(617) 565-6067Hon. Robert Somma1101 O'Neill Federal Bldg.10 Causeway St. Boston, MA 02222-1074(617) 565-5280Hon. William C. Hillman1101 O'Neill Federal Bldg. 10 Causeway St. Boston, MA 02222-1074(617) 565-6073Hon. Henry J. BoroffDonohue Federal Building 595 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608-2076(508) 770-8936Hon. Joel B. RosenthalDonohue Federal Building 595 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608-2076(508) 770-8927

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