Pennsylvania Median Income Changes For 2020

Last updated:
April 30, 2020

The Pennsylvania median income will increase again for most families as of May 1, 2020. although there are some decreases on the lower end. Increases in the median income allow more debtors to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This 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 May 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.
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