Hampton, VA asked in Bankruptcy for Virginia

Q: I am in the process of filing for bankruptcy. Am I able to include an over payment of SNAP benefits in my bankruptcy?

The over payment was an error on my part, or a fraud as social services says. This was from 2015. I was receiving SNAP benefits up until 06/18. During this time I was receiving benefits they were taking a certain amount off my food stamp card every month to repay the over payment. Well now that I no longer receive those benefits I am responsible for the over payment. My question is if I file Chapter 7 bankruptcy will I still be responsible for this even if the over payment was my fault?

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Timothy Denison

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Yes. You will still be responsible. The overpayment will not be discharged with a chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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