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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Get help covering legal costs

Find out if you can get legal aid from Community Legal Advice.

Overview

You may be able to get free legal help if you can't afford it. Community Legal Advice offer this service through legal advisers and solicitors, specialist advice agencies and other public organisations.

How to use this service

Follow the 'Legal Aid calculator' link below to find out if you are eligible for free legal help.

You will be asked a series of questions about your personal circumstances and the type of claim you want to make. You will also be asked questions about your income and savings (capital). So you may need to have documents to hand such as wage slips, details of savings and investments or childcare costs.

The calculator will display whether you are likely to be financially eligible for Legal Aid. It also indicates whether you would have to pay a contribution towards this help.

The link below will take you to a page will give you more details on how to use the service.

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An extra £140 per month...

You could be missing out on more than £2000 a year by not claiming Working Tax Credit

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