The original §341(a) Meetings of Creditors are scheduled by the Bankruptcy Court when the debtors file the requisite schedules and statements. The meeting location depends on the district and division where the Bankruptcy Petition is filed and depends on whether the case is a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case. My §341(a) Meetings of Creditors are usually held on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the Hancock Bank Building, 2510 25th Ave., Room 920, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501.
If a debtor or a debtor’s attorney is unable to attend the originally scheduled §341(a) Meeting of Creditors, it must be rescheduled by the Office of the United States Trustee. Use this form and follow the instructions if you need to reschedule a meeting.
At the meeting of creditors, each individual debtor must present original government-issued photo identification and confirmation of the social security number listed in the notice of the meeting of creditors received by the trustee. 11 U.S.C. § 521(h) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4002(b)(1).
Any document used to confirm a debtor’s identity and social security number must be an original. 28 U.S.C. § 586. Copies may not be accepted, except that in the discretion of the trustee, a copy of a W-2 Form, an IRS Form 1099, or a recent payroll stub may be accepted. Acceptable forms of picture identification (ID) include: driver’s license, U.S. government ID, state ID, student ID, passport (or current visa, if not a U.S. citizen), military ID, resident alien card, and identity card issued by a national government authority.
Acceptable forms of proof of social security number include: social security card, medical insurance card, pay stub, W-2 form, IRS Form 1099, and Social Security Administration (SSA) Statement.