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In this case, to get legal aid, you usually need to show you cannot afford to pay for legal costs and that your problem is serious. You will have to give details and evidence of your income, benefits, savings and property, and those of your partner. If you’re under 18, you may need to give information about your parents’ or guardians’ income.
Your financial situation is not taken into account for cases about:
However, you may also have to provide evidence about your problem, for example in a divorce case by providing a court order or GP letter showing that you or your child have been a victim of abuse.
Ultimately, you may check it here if you qualify for legal aid: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid
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As stated during my initial response, you may check it here if you qualify for legal aid: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid
Once you enter the online form, there will be an option to select a category.
In most cases, being on some benefits can help you qualify for legal aid.
Legally speaking, yes you should be eligible for legal aid.
As to your other query, no it will not be considered as your savings.
Yes, indeed. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Which benefits do you currently receive?
I see. In that case, you're eligible for a legal aid.
You may also contact Civil Legal Advice (CLA) to confirm this. You may call them on 0345 345 4 345
We can only offer online information and guidance in a Q&A format, we are not a law firm. You might need to ring round quite a few solicitors but you can search by postcode and specialism on the Law Society website: www.lawsociety.org.uk
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