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Kansas Bankruptcy Exemptions

Federal Supplemental Exemptions can be used in conjunction with your Kansas exemptions and can be viewed here.

In Kansas, you may choose to use the Federal Exemption set instead of your state exemptions.

You may also want to visit your local federal bankruptcy court web site:

Also see Kansas bankruptcy forms.

ASSET

EXEMPTION DESCRIPTION

LAW SECTION

HOMESTEAD

Real property or mobile home you occupy or intend to occupy to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or city, 160 acres on farm

60-2301

Constitution 15-9

INSURANCE

Fraternal life insurance benefits

40-414(a)

 

Life insurance forfeiture value if file for bankruptcy over 1 year after policy issued

40-414(b)

 

Life insurance proceeds if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary’s creditors

40-414(a)

MISC.

Liquor licenses

41-326

Property of business partnership

56-325

PENSIONS

Elected and appointed officials in cities with population between 120,000 and 200,000

13-14, 102

 

ERISA-qualified benefits

60-2038(b)

 

Federal government pension needed for support and paid within 3 months of filing bankruptcy (only payments being received)

60-20338(a)

 

Firefighters

12-5005(e), 14-10a10

 

Judges

20-2618

 

Police officers

12-5005(e), 13-14a10

 

Public employees

74-4923, 74-49, 105

 

State highway patrol officers

74-4978g

 

State school employees

72-5526

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Burial plot or crypt

60-2304(d)

 

Clothing to last 1 year

60-2304(a)

 

Food and fuel to last 1 year

60-2304(a)

 

Funeral plan prepayments

16-310(d)

 

Furnishings and household equipment

60-2304(a)

 

Jewelry and articles of adornment to $1,000

60-2304(b)

 

Motor vehicle to $20,000; if designed or equipped for disabled persons, no limit

60-2304(c)

PUBLIC BENEFITS

AFDC, general assistance, social welfare

39-717

 

Crime victims’ compensation

74-7313(d)

 

Unemployment compensation

44-718(c)

 

Workers’ compensation

44-514

TOOLS OF TRADE

Books, documents, furniture, instruments, equipment, breeding stock, seed, grain and stock to $7,500 total

60-2304(e)

 

National Guard uniforms, arms and equipment

48-245

WAGES

Minimum 75% of earned but unpaid wages; bankruptcy judge may authorize more for low-income debtors

60-2310

WILD CARD

NONE