Maine Bankruptcy Exemptions


14-4422 - Real property used as residence up to $35,000 (up to $70,000 if over 60 or disabled or if the debtor has a minor dependant who lives in the residence). Includes co-op. Sale proceeds for 6 months.

Personal Property

9-A-5-103 - Balance due on repossessed goods, provided total amount financed is not more than $2,000.

14-4422 - Motor vehicle up to $5,000; cooking stove; furnaces and stoves for heat; food to last 6 months; fuel not to exceed 5 tons of coal, 1,000 gallons of oil, or 10 cords of wood; health aids; 1 wedding ring & 1 engagement ring; other jewelry up to $750; up to $200 per item for each of the following: household goods & furnishings, clothing, appliances, books, animals, crops, and musical instruments; lost earnings payments needed for support; feed, seed, fertilizer, tools and equipment to raise and harvest food for 1 season; wrongful death recoveries needed for support; personal injury recoveries up to $12,500; $400 of any property. Burial plot for the debtor or a dependent of the debtor, in lieu of homestead exemption.

37-B-262 - Military arms, clothes, and equipment.


11 U.S.C. § 522 - Tax exempt retirement accounts; Traditional and Roth IRAa up to $1,095,000 per person.

3-703 - Legislators.

4-1203 - Judges.

5-17054 - State employees.

14-4422 - ERISA-qualified benefits.

Public Benefits

14-4422 - Unemployment compensation, veterans' benefits, Social Security, and crime victims' compensation; earned income and child tax credits; federal, state or local public assistance benefits.

22-3180 - Public assistance.

26-1411-H - Maintenance under the Rehabilitation Act.

39-A-106 - Workers' compensation.

Tools of Trade

14-4422 - Books, materials, and stock up to $5,000; 1 of each type of farm implement necessary to raise and harvest crops; 1 boat not to exceed 5 tons used in commercial fishing.

Alimony and Child Support

14-4422 - Alimony and child support needed for support.


14-4422 - Unmatured life insurance policy (except credit insurance); life insurance policy, dividends, interest, or loan value for person you depended upon up to $4,000.

24-A-2428 - Life, annuity, accident, or endowment policy, proceeds, dividends, interest, loan, cash, or surrender value.

24-A-2429 - Disability or health insurance proceeds, avails or benefits.

24-A-2430 - Group life or health policy or proceeds.

24-A-2431 - Annuity proceeds up to $450 per month.

24-A-4118 - Fraternal benefit society benefits.

25-1612 - Death benefits for police, fire or emergency medical personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.


14-4422 - Unused homestead to $6,000 or unused total for tools of trade, personal injury recoveries, or household goods & furnishings, clothing, appliances, books, animals, crops, and musical instruments.

Other - Add any applicable Federal Nonbankruptcy Exemptions


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