One of the questions new clients frequently ask us is whether they can be denied a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. There are two main ways that you can be denied a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Philadelphia. First, you may not meet the eligibility requirements to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If your secured and unsecured debt exceeds certain amounts, the bankruptcy court will not take your case. Second, you could be denied during the bankruptcy proceedings due to fraud or other issues that arise.