Which states allow me to use the federal bankruptcy exemptions?
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Find out which states allow filers to choose between their state's exemptions and the federal bankruptcy exemptions.
Written by the Upsolve Team. Legally reviewed by Attorney Andrea Wimmer
Updated May 11, 2023
The following states allow filers to use the federal bankruptcy exemptions instead of their state exemptions. If you haven't lived in your current state for more than two years before filing, remember to make sure you know which exemptions you're eligible for.
District of Columbia
All other states require you to use their state-specific exemptions.