You can also apply for help with fees online.
To be eligible you will usually have less than £3,000 in savings and investments, and be on a low income or receiving certain benefits.
Apply if you’re receiving one of these benefits:
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
- Scottish Civil Legal Aid
Or if you earn:
- less than £1,085 a month before tax and National Insurance has been taken off (this can include benefits, eg working tax credit, child tax credit)
You should still apply if:
- you (and your partner, if you have one) are over 61 and you have more than £3,000 in savings and investments
- your court fee is more than £1,000
- you earn more than £1,085 a month (before tax and National Insurance is taken off) and you have children you support financially
You can use the ‘fee remissions contribution calculator’ to work out the maximum contribution you’ll make towards a court or tribunal fee.
What you’ll need:
- National Insurance number
- court or tribunal form name or number
- case, claim or ‘notice to pay’ number (if you have one)
- most recent bank statement for all current accounts
- most recent payslip (if you have one)
- most recent tax return (if you’re self employed)
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