Release Notes – April 26, 2018

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Revised Means Test Figures Effective May 1, 2018

The following Means Test Figures are revised effective May 1, 2018: The IRS National Standards for Bankruptcy Allowable Living Expenses (BALE), Local Transportation Expense Standards, and the Chapter 13 Administrative Expense Multipliers.  Users can view the new figures in the program by changing the anticipated filing date to May 1, 2018 or later in the Income tab in Form 122.

Visit the U.S. Trustee’s Means Testing website for more information regarding revisions.


Forms Updates

Chapter 13 Plans
  • (District of Maryland) Revised Chapter 13 Plan
  • (Norther District of Georgia) Revised Chapter 13 Plan effective 4/19/2018
Local Forms
  • (Central District of California) Rights and Responsibilities Agreement between Debtor and Attorney for Debtor In chapter 13 Case (RARA)
  • (Eastern District of Kentucky) Amendment to Lists, Schedules, and/or Statements
  • (Eastern District of Kentucky) Certification of Plan Completion and Request for Discharge
  • (District of Maryland) Certificate of Service of Chapter 13 Plan


Exemption Updates

  • (District of Alabama) The following exemptions are new effective 4/01/2018


Exemption Old New
Homestead  $15,000 $15,500
Personal Property  $7,700 $7,750


  • (Districts of New York)


Exemption Old New
Bank Accounts Into Which exempt Payments Made Electronically or by Direct Deposit  $2,750 $2,850
Cash Exemption for Debtor Not Claiming Homestead (lesser of(1)$11,375 minus aggregate value of § 5205exemptions, or(2) $5,700)  $4,425 $4,550
Family Pictures, Books, and Religious Texts (up to  $550 $575
Homestead  $82,775 $85,400
Homestead (Dutchess, Albany, Columbia, Orange Saratoga, and Ulster Counties)  $137,950 $142,350
Homestead (Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Rockland, and Putnam Counties)  $165,550 $170,825
Motor Vehicle (up to $4,500; $9,100, if equipped for use by disabled person)  $2,750 $2,850
Motor Vehicle Equipped for Disabled Person  $11,025 $11,375
NY College Choice Tuition Savings Plan (Non-Minor Debt)  $8,275 $8,550
Personal Bodily Injury Payments  $5,525 $5,700
Personal Property, Bank Account, or Cash, if Homestead Exemption Not Claimed (up to $1,150)  $1,100 $1,150
Watch, Jewelry, and Art (up to $1,150)  $1,100 $1,150
Wedding Ring  $1,100 $1,150



Minor anomalies that have been reported to CINcompass Support have been fixed as of this release.
Issues can be reported to or 866.218.1003.