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    Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waiver

    Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waiver

    For your fee to be waived, all of these statements must be true:
    > You are filing for bankruptcy under
    chapter 7.
    > You are an individual.
    > The total combined monthly income for your family is less than 150% of the official poverty guideline last published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). (For more information about the guidelines, go to http://www.uscourts.gov.)
    > You cannot afford to pay the fee in
    installments.
    Your family includes you, your spouse, and any dependents listed on Schedule I. Your family may be different from your household, referenced on Schedules I and J. Your household may include your unmarried partner and others who live with you and with whom you share income and expenses.

    https://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/instructions_individuals.pdf