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150% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services issues poverty guidelines annually, and the Bankruptcy Judges Division prepares the chart setting forth 150% of the poverty guidelines for the purpose of determining a Chapter 7 debtor's eligibility for a filing fee waiver, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1930 (f)(l).
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Increased Quarterly Fee Calculation

Amendments codified in 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(6)(B) to the calculation of chapter 11 quarterly fees increase the fee payable for a calendar quarter in which quarterly disbursements in a case equal or exceed $1 million to the lesser of one percent (1%) of disbursements or $250,000. This change in calculation applies in any chapter 11 case filed on or after October 1, 2018 and does not have retroactive application to pending cases.