Pennsylvania Median Income Gains for 2020-2021 Bankruptcy Means Test

Last updated:
November 9, 2020

The Pennsylvania median income increased again for most families as of November 1, 2020. Increases in the median income allow more debtors to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The increase should also help some debtors avoid the bankruptcy means test entirely.

For Chapter 13 debtors, the median income determines whether the debtor may enter a thirty-six or sixty month Chapter 13 plan.

The latest Pennsylvania median income numbers are as follows:

*For each additional family member over six, add $9000.

Applies to cases filed on or after November 1, 2020. Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

For more information on median income and the vital role it plays in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, see our updated Pennsylvania Median Income page.

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Dan Mueller is a bankruptcy attorney and partner at Philadelphia-based Harborstone Law. Dan helps people and small businesses resolve serious financial and legal issue through bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy debt solutions.
Paul Midzak focuses his practice on debtor defense, dispute resolution, consumer protection law, and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. He also advises businesses on a variety of legal matters.
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