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Q.When is a Person Not Eligible For A Chapter 7 Discharge?

A.When a bankruptcy court discharges a debt, the bankruptcy filer is no longer responsible for the debt and the creditors can no longer pursue the debt. A bankruptcy filer will not be eligible for a Chapter 7 Discharge, however, if the bankruptcy filer:

  • filed for bankruptcy and received a chapter 7 discharge within the last eight years;
  • filed for bankruptcy and received a chapter 13 discharge within the last six years;
  • filed for a waiver of discharge that was approved by the bankruptcy court in a Chapter 7 case;
  • has an income that exceeds the Median Income in his or her state;
  • makes false statements in the bankruptcy case, or withholds recorded information from the trustee;
  • conceals, transfers, or destroys his or her property with the intent to defraud a creditor or the trustee;
  • conceals, destroys, or falsifies his or her financial records or condition;
  • fails to explain any loss or deficiency of assets; or
  • refuses to answer questions or obey the orders of the bankruptcy court.

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