Legal Aid


“Will applicants be asked for information relating to their financial circumstances if financial eligibility for the services in question are being temporarily waived?”

LAO has advised that while financial eligibility requirements are temporarily waived for some services during the COVID-19 crisis, applicants will still be asked to provide information about their financial circumstances (earnings and assets) in order to complete their application for legal aid. This financial information will help LAO to assess and monitor its recent service accommodations; it will not affect eligibility for legal aid services for which financial eligibility has been temporarily waived.