I am in the unfortunate situation of needing to filing for bankruptcy on my own, and am running into some conflicting and incomplete information as I research how to do so. One of these issues is regarding "earned but unpaid wages". I will be filing at the end of the month and so my bank account balance will be very low, as my income and expenses are within $10 of eachother. I will, however, receive my regular monthly paycheck a few days after filing, and I want to be sure that it will not somehow be held up, as I will need all of that money right away for regular living expenses. Is this something I need to list as an asset even though it is not disposable income? And if so, and assuming I can exempt it (under CA C.C.P. 703.140(b)(5)?), am I free to spend it on food and rent, etc.?