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By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Means Test: Nondischageable student loans are not priority debts for means test. The mere fact that $240,000 student loan debt would be nondischargeable, in absence of undue hardship proof, did not make it priority debt for purposes of the means test calculation, nor did the fact that the student loan debt was substantial constitute a special circumstance—the debtors put on no proof to support special circumstance finding. In Matter of Martin, 505 B.R. 517 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 2014).

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