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

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

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

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703.140(b)(11)(D) and (E). Together you may be able to exempt the full award.

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Btw, would having just received this cause me Means Test problems?

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Thank you btw.

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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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Thx. Btw, would having just received this cause me Means Test problems?

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