Im a single mom supporting a family of 3 on less than $700 a month (exempt) and cant afford an attny.
Just had my (pro-se) Ch7 trustee meeting and was notified today of eligibility??? for a $60k EEOC conciliation award for employment discrimination in 2009 . IF this is real, 50% is being paid as back wages on a W2 (earned but unpaid wages?)and 50% as non-wages damages.
Can I use the following exemptions?
* the greater of 85% of gross or 45X fed min hrly wage for the $30k in earned/unpaid wages (735 ILCS5/12-803; 740 ILCS 170/4
* amt remaining under $4k wildcard for part of the 15% not incl above
* 100% of the $30k award for compensation for a crime under 755 ILCS 5/12-1001; 740 ILCS 45/18
And do I report this by filing amended schedules B, C , I and J?State of IL just intercepted $700 of my 100% exempt EITC government benefit from my tax return to collect their back taxes. I was hoping to use that money to secure an attorney. Found one who will take my case for $500 (he hasnt told me what he will DO yet) so now I hve $506 for the rest of the month, and $900 worth of bills due and again, no resources to secure an attorney. .