Bankrupt Borrowers Won’t Forfeit Coronavirus Aid Payments to Creditors Under Stimulus Package

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Bankrupt Borrowers Won’t Forfeit Coronavirus Aid Payments to Creditors Under Stimulus Package

March 26, 2020 | Katy Stech Ferek | Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
The stimulus package passed by the Senate includes provisions to aid bankrupt consumers and small businesses. “There are going to be millions of people facing financial hardship,” said Rohan Pavuluri, of the nonprofit, Upsolve, which helps people navigate the civil justice system as they file for bankruptcy. Pavuluri says Upsolve has begun hearing stories from people who have lost income because of coronavirus-related shutdowns.“Personal bankruptcy, just like in 2008, will play a critical role in the healing process of America, and I think Congress is acknowledging that," he said.
Tags: Bankruptcy | CoronaVirus | COVID-19

Partnership could ease bankruptcy process

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Partnership could ease bankruptcy process

May 6, 2018 | Jeremy Nobile | Crain’s Cleveland Business
While the Akron nonprofit is the only group in the state partnering with Upsolve for a one-year pilot program to help low-income clients facing bankruptcy, it joins several other legal aid groups doing so across the country.
Tags: Access to Justice | Bankruptcy | Technology