New Hampshire Bankruptcy Exemptions

On this page you can find all of the exemptions for New Hampshire. Exemptions are the property that you can keep when you file bankruptcy.

CATEGORY
PROPERTY
AMOUNT
STATUTE
Homestead
Homestead (includes manufactured housing owned and occupied by debtor)
$100,000
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 480:1
Motor Vehicle
One Motor Vehicle
$4,000
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Wild Card
Debtor's interest in any property
$1,000 plus up to $7,000 of unused exemption amounts for household, furniture provisions & fuel, library, tools of trade, and jewelry
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Wages / Wage Garnishment
Wages
50 times the federal minimum hourly wage per week
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 512:21
Insurance
Life insurance payable to married woman or third party
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 408:1,2
Insurance
Firemen's Relief Fund benefits
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 402:69
Insurance
Fraternal Benefit Society benefits
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 418:17
Insurance
Insurance proceeds from loss or destruction of exempt property
Amount of exemption given for lost or destroyed property, except homestead money is limited to $5,000
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 512:21
Insurance
Damages recovered for conversion of exempt property
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 512:21
Personal Property
Jewelry of debtor or family
$500
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
Necessary wearing apparel, beds, bedsteads and bedding of debtor and family
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
One pew in place of worship, and 1 cemetery lot or burial right
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
Domestic fowl
$300
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
One hog and pig and pork from same, 6 sheep and fleeces from same, 1 cow, 1 yoke of oxen or a horse if used in farming or teaming, and 4 tons of hay
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
Bibles, school books and library of debtor and family
$800
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
Provisions and fuel
$400
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
One cooking stove and necessary furniture to same, and 1 sewing machine used by debtor
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Personal Property
Household furniture
$3,500
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Pensions / Retirement Accounts
Policemens' retirement benefits
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 103:18
Pensions / Retirement Accounts
State employee retirement benefits
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 100-A:26
Pensions / Retirement Accounts
Firemen's Retirement System benefits
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 102:23
Pensions / Retirement Accounts
Pension or bounty money authorized by federal law
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 512:21
Pensions / Retirement Accounts
Debtor's interest in qualified retirement plans and IRAs
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Tools of the Trade
Necessary tools of occupation
$5,000
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Tools of the Trade
Uniforms, arms and accouterments of militiaman
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 511:2
Public Benefits
Workmen's compensation benefits
100% (support claims excepted)
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 281-A:52
Public Benefits
Public assistance payments
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 167:25
Public Benefits
Unemployment compensation benefits
100% (support claims excepted)
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 282-A:159
Miscellaneous
Child support
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 161-C:11
Miscellaneous
Specific partnership property
100% of partner's interest
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 304-A:25
Miscellaneous
Jury and witness fees
100%
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 512:21

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