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What are the waiting period requirements for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 or Chapter 11)

A four-year waiting period is required, measured from the discharge or dismissal date of the bankruptcy action.

Exceptions for Extenuating Circumstances
A two-year waiting period is permitted if extenuating circumstances can be documented, and is measured from the discharge or dismissal date of the bankruptcy action.

For additional information, see B3-5.3-07, Significant Derogatory Credit Events — Waiting Periods and Re-establishing Credit.

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