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Screen individual who calls for the following ten criteria. If they pass, let them know they can go to Upsolve.org to produce their paperwork and file their forms. If you have attorney resources, you can let the individual know that after they’re done preparing their forms with Upsolve, they can come back to you to get the forms reviewed.

Written by Rohan Pavuluri
Updated September 13, 2022


Screen individuals you serve for the following ten criteria. If they pass, let them know they can go to Upsolve.org to produce their paperwork and file their forms. If you have attorney resources, you can let the individual know that after they’re done preparing their forms with Upsolve, they can come back to you to get the forms reviewed.

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Upsolve Screening Criteria

1. Comfortable using a computer

2. Not a joint bankruptcy filing

3. Under the median income for household size in your state

4. Over $10,000 in dischargeable debt (credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, etc.)

5. Under $10,000 in total assets

6. Not a homeowner, no mortgages, and no other real estate

7. No pending personal injury lawsuit

8. If required to file last two years of tax returns, must have filed them

9. No bankruptcy filing in the last eight years

10. Does not intend to try erasing student debt, child support debt, spousal support, or debt from a DUI



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Rohan Pavuluri is the CEO and Co-founder of Upsolve, one of America's leading resources helping low-income and working-class families overcome financial distress. He graduated from Harvard College in 2018 and was named to the TIME100 Next list in 2021. He is also a member of the... read more about Rohan Pavuluri

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    Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

    To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.