California in chapter 7 bankruptcy, besides the wildcard, what can I use to exempt the $35k workers comp claim I just won?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

Please explain what exemptions in CA are available to exempt a worker's comp claim and how they work,

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  1. Justin Drayton Graham

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Sections 704.160 (entire award exempt) and 703.140 (up to $24k exempt).

  2. Stuart Gregory Steingraber

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . If the WC award is purely for wages, it is all exempt. If other items are included, those amount can be exempted up to the amount of your remaining balance in your wildcard exemption.

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