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We assess your client’s disposable income over the month immediately preceding the date they apply to us. This fixed period is known as the “period of computation”.
We must take into account every resource of a capital nature held by your client on the date the application is made.
Learn about assessing financial eligibility for legal aid for children’s proceedings.
Resource of partners
Find out how to decide if your client’s partner’s resources should be included in their legal aid application.
How we calculate income
Learn how income is calculated when assessing financial eligibility for children’s legal aid.
How we assess capital
Find out how to assess capital when deciding if your client is financially eligible for children’s legal aid
Find out if your client can get legal aid if they do not qualify financially but would suffer undue hardship if they had to meet the expenses of their case.
Find out how we calculate whether your client must pay a contribution and what the level of that contribution is.
Special circumstances which may affect financial assessment
Read more about the special circumstances which may affect financial assessment