Civil legal aid eligibility

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Who gets civil legal aid?

Legal aid is available for civil problems such as debt, housing, and family issues.

Civil legal aid is means and merits tested. It is only available to those who can’t afford it, or who have a case that has a reasonable chance of winning and is worth the money it will cost to fund it.

Checking eligibility

Legal aid practitioners can work out the means and merits of a case by using:

Seeking legal aid?

If you’re on a low income or benefits, contact Community Legal Advice for free, confidential and independent legal advice.

For more information

See the What cases do we fund? pages for guidance on:

Refer to the LSC Manual for other guidance.

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Last updated: 01 December 2009

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