A “341 meeting” is the required “meeting of creditors”under section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code. All creditors are notified of the meeting so that they may attend, but their attendance is not mandatory. Debtors must appear, testify under oath and answer questions from the trustee and any creditors who appear.
This meeting is held within 50 days after the petition is filed. Debtors are required to provide the trustee with photo identification and proof of social security number. A debtor’s failure to appear may result in dismissal of the case.