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13. Unpaid Contributions Test

13.1 What are exceptional circumstances?

13.1 What are exceptional circumstances?

Legal Aid NSW may be satisfied there are exceptional circumstances where the applicant for legal aid has no funds or is unable to access funds and the applicant is:

  • in long term custody or has no prospect of getting bail
  • in immigration detention
  • in institutional care
  • a child without a financially associated person
  • homeless
  • a refugee in the community, or
  • a victim of domestic violence.

Date published 01/06/2015