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Legal Aid - Financial Threshold to Get It?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Karen Fanani, 5 May 2015.

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  1. Karen Fanani

    Karen Fanani New Member

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    I’m wishing to know how much do you have to earn to get legal aid? I am paying my house off.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Karen,

    Legal aid doesn't simply look at what you earn. They have a means test which take into account your income and assets. The means test is only one of the eligibility requirements to get legal aid. Here is a link to the means test calaculator: Ïlegal-help/applying-for-legal-aid/means-test-indicator

    Legal aid will also take into account what you want legal assistance for and if you are likely to win your case (called a merit test). There are also other tests.
     
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