Beginning November 15, 2013, the means test numbers have been revised. For Californians, if your annual income falls below the following numbers, then you automatically qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy:
Family of 1: $47,798 ($3989 per month)
Family of 2: $62,009 ($5167 per month)
Family of 3: $66,618 ($5552 per month)
Family of 4: $75,111 ($6259 per month)
For each additional family member, add $8100 per year ($675 per month).
As I explain here, if your income falls above these numbers, then it’s possible that you’ll still qualify for chapter 7, after deducting certain monthly expenses.
If you don’t live in California, then you can find the updated means test numbers for your state here.
If you’d like to see a comparison between the means test figures that were effective between May 1, 2013 and November 14, 2013, you can check those out here. As you can see, most of the deductible monthly expense figures automatically allotted have not changed.