Disposable Income in the bankruptcy world will be whatever is left over after taxes, insurance, and any necessary household expenses. This disposable income must then be turned over to the Chapter 13 trustee.
However, there are additional forms of income that can come into when calculating disposable income:
- Bonuses – If these were not already factored into the Schedule I, then the funds must be turned over to the trustee. However, one can submit an application to retain.
- Tax Refunds – This is the most common form of “disposable income” that is turned over to the trustee. However, please review our article on how you can keep you tax refunds.
- Inheritance – The amount deemed disposable could be reduced by available exemptions
- Life Insurance Proceeds – The amount deemed disposable could be reduced by available exemptions