New Hampshire Bankruptcy Exemptions


480:1 - Real property, or manufactured home, up to $100,000.

Personal Property

511:2 - Clothing; beds, bedding and cooking untensils; furniture up to $3,500; Refrigerator, cooking stove, and heating stove; sewing machine; provisions and fuel up to $400; books up to $800; 1 hog and 1 pig, or pork if already slaughtered; 6 sheep and their fleeces; 1 cow, and hay up to 4 tons; domestic fowls up to $300; church pew; automobile up to $4,000; jewelry up to $500; any property up to $1,000; and burial plot or lot: Also up to $7,000 in any property for any unused amounts allowed for tools of trade,jewelry, furniture, books, food & fuel, or motor vehicle.

512:21 - Proceeds for lost or destroyed exempt property.


512:21 - Earned but unpaid wages of debtor and spouse; payroll account deposits when designated as such; 50 times the federal minimum hourly wage per week; jury and witness fees; wages of a minor child.


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

100A:26 - Public employees.

103:18 - Police officers.

102:23 - Firefighters.

512:21 - Federally created pensions accruing.

512.2 - ERISA-qualified, IRA and Roth IRA retirement accounts.

Public Benefits

167:25 - Public assistance; aid to blind, aged, and disabled.

281A:52 - Workers' compensation.

282A:159 - Unemployment compensation.

Tools of Trade

511:2 - Tools of trade up to $5,000; arms, uniforms, and equipment of a military member; 1 yoke of oxen or horse needed for farming or teaming.


402:69 - Firefighters' aid insurance.

418:17 - Fraternal benefit society benefits.

512:21 - Homeowners' insurance proceeds up to $5,000.


304A:25 - Business partnership property.

Other - Add any applicable Federal Nonbankruptcy Exemptions


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