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An assisted person has several meanings in law, referring generally to indigent people.

Under Great Britain statutory law, one who is eligible for Legal aid.[1][2] It also refers to such a person under Scottish law.[3]

Under U.S. Bankruptcy law, it is also a person who applies to a debt relief agency.[4] A debt relief agency is "any person who provides any bankruptcy assistance to an assisted person in return for the payment of money or other valuable consideration, or who is a bankruptcy petition preparer" under 11 U.S.C. § 110. "The term 'assisted person' means any person whose debts consist primarily of consumer debts and the value of whose nonexempt property is less than $150,000." 11 U.S.C. § 101(3).[5] Debt relief agencies are subject to certain rules regarding information they must provide to an assisted person.[6][7][8]

External links

The American Bar Association has an article on this topic:ABA web site


  1. ^ English legal web site
  2. ^ Legal Aid Act
  3. ^ private law firm site, citing Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.
  4. ^ 11 U.S.C. § 526 (a) Bankruptcy law site
  5. ^ Bovitz & Spitzer - a “debt relief agency” web site.
  6. ^ Bovitz & Spitzer site, citing 11 U.S.C. § 526(a)(1); 11 U.S.C. § 526(a)(2); 11 U.S.C. § 526(a)(3)(A); 11 U.S.C. § 526(a)(3)(B); and 11 U.S.C. § 526(a)(4).
  7. ^ "The Bankruptcy Code requires a debt relief agency to provide the information set forth in 11 U.S.C. § 527," Id.
  8. ^ See also Library of Congress web site, quoting section 11 U.S.C. [ § 111.]


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