Q: Do you have to claim federal stimulus checks when filing bankruptcy?
Planning on filing chapter 7. I’m on social security disability and so is my husband.
A: Not if you haven’t received them and even then, it should not affect your filing status.
A: When completing your bankruptcy Schedules, you need to state, under penalty of perjury, all income from all sources in the six months preceding your bankruptcy filing. You may be able to claim an exemption for the next stimulus payment currently pending. Talk to your bankruptcy lawyer about exemptions.
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