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Deadline for using new Form 2
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
From 1 September all applications for civil legal aid must be made using the updated version of Form 2 that’s now available on our website’s form page
As explained in last month’s update, we have made changes to the form because we continue to experience very high volumes of applications where Form 2s have to be returned because they are incomplete.
This adds to the time it takes for an applicant to find out if they will be granted civil legal aid and causes additional work for us, applicants and solicitors’ firms.
We will continue to monitor the return rate for Form 2 and make further changes if necessary. Updated Polish and Gaelic versions of the form are also available.
Please note that the Form 2 should not be used for applicants in receipt of a passporting benefit (Income Support, Income-based JSA, Income-related ESA, Universal Credit).
Form 1, only available though Legal Aid Online, should be completed for those applicants.
Where no financial eligibility test applies, such as in Hague Convention or certain AWI applications, neither a Form 1 nor Form 2 should be submitted.
Fillable fields – save Form 2 digitally
As well as the changes explained in the Update, the revised Form 2 has fillable fields that allow it to be completed and saved on a PC/laptop/tablet.
While it’s still necessary to print the form to sign it, we hope this new feature will prove convenient and would welcome any feedback from solicitors and/or applicants about how we would make any further improvements.
If you have any queries, please contact Joe Kelly, Head of Civil Legal Assistance - email@example.com
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