Protecting Your Social Security Number

Individuals filing bankruptcy will place only the last four digits of their Social Security Number on the bankruptcy petition. Individual debtors are required to submit, with the bankruptcy petition, a separate Statement of Social Security Number(s) (Form 21). This form will include the full Social Security Number of the debtor(s). The Statement of Social Security Number(s) is not part of the public record and will not be available to the public. Official Form 21 is available on-line at:


The responsibility for redacting personal identifiers rests solely with counsel and the parties. The Clerk will not review each document for compliance with this rule.