Connecticut State Exemption List

Federal and State Exemptions Allowed

In the state of Connecticut, you can choose either the federal bankruptcy exemption list or the State of Connecticut Bankruptcy Exemption List. There may be certain federal supplemental exemptions you can use if you choose the Connecticut Bankruptcy Exemption List. All exemptions should be discussed with your Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney.

Connecticut has created bankruptcy exemptions to allow you to maintain enough public benefits, wages, personal property and insurance to start over after filing bankruptcy in Connecticut. There may be certain residency requirements to use the State of Connecticut Bankruptcy Exemption List.

The following table will outline the Connecticut Bankruptcy Exemptions. Some of your property or assets may not have a matching exemption.

Exemptions Exemption Amount Statutes
Homestead Real property, including mobile or manufactured home to $75,000 52-352b(t)
Insurance  Disability benefits paid by association for its members 52-352b(p)
  Fraternal benefit society benefits 38a-637
  Health or disability benefits 52-352b(e)
  Life insurance proceeds if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary’s creditors 38a-454
  Life insurance proceeds or avails 38a-453
  Un-matured life insurance policy loan value of $4,000 52-352b(s)
Miscellaneous Alimony, to extent wages exempt 52-352b(n)
  Child support 52-352b(h)
  Farm partnership animals and livestock feed reasonably required to run farm where at least 50% of partners are members of same family 52-352d
  Property of business partnership 34-63
Personal Property Appliances, food, clothing, furniture and bedding needed 52-352b(a)
  Burial plot 52-352b(c)
  Health aids needed 52-352b(f)
  Motor vehicle to $1,500 52-352b(j)
  Proceeds for damaged exempt property 52-352b(q)
  Residential utility and security deposits for 1 residence 52-352b(l)
Pensions ERISA-qualified benefits, to extent wages exempt (only payments being received) 52-352b(m)
  Municipal employees 7-446
  Probate judges and employees 45-29o
  State employees 5-171, 5-192w
  Teachers 10-183q
Public Benefits Aid to blind, aged, disabled, AFDC 52-352b(d)
  Crime victims’ compensation 52-352b(o), 54-213
  Social security 52-352b(g)
  Unemployment compensation 31-272(c), 52-352b(g)
  Veterans’ benefits 52-352b(g)
Wages Minimum 75% of earned but unpaid wages 52-361a(f)
Wild Card $1,000 of any property 52-352b(r)
Tools of Trade Arms, military equipment, uniforms, musical instruments of military personnel 52-352b(I)
  Tools, books, instruments and farm animals needed 52-352b(b)
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