My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: Vermont
Three part question, filing on my own:
I have 2 special properties - an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) (as of last year $24K, updates April 2009 and should be about $28K) and VA disability income of $123 per month.
How are these listed on Schedules C (Property) and D (Exemptions)? I have had conflicting advice.
1. Do I list the ESOP in item 12 of Schedule C? If so, the current amount of $24K (filing early March 2009, will increase April 2009)? Any notes to make on the listing? Also, for exemptions, do I list the $24K or projected $28K? Don't want any chance the increase will not be exempted.
2. Do I list the VA compensation under item 17, and what amount or other information do I put in the current value blocks (Scheds C & D) if it is a monthly payment?
3. On Schedule C, value of claimed exemptions: If I have household goods I value at $1000, should I show $1000 as the claimed exemption or put a higher figure in case the trustee disagrees with my valuations.
Thanks for any assistance.