Is a debt owed to the VA for health care co-payments, considered an unsecured priority debt for Chapter 7 purposes?

The DOT is taking 15% out of my government pay check to pay my past due VA hospital bills. I am filing a Chapter 7 and need to know if the debt owed to them is considered an unsecured priority debt or not.

Asked on July 23, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written with respect to health care co-payments owed the Veteran's Administration if you did not sign some security agreement with respect to it or if there is no judgment as to it, the debt would be deemed an unsecured ordinary debt for Chapter 7 bankruptcy purposes in completing your schedules.

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