Date Policy Amended: 25/08/2011

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7. Means Test

7.1. What is the Means Test?

The Means Test sets out principles and indicators for income-testing and asset-testing applicants for legal aid to:

The Means Test is not the sole determinant of an applicant's eligibility for legal aid. Eligibility is also determined by other factors, for example, whether or not legal aid is available for the type of matter for which aid is sought, or whether or not the applicant's case has reasonable prospects of success.


Date Last Published: 23/12/2016