Apply for help with court and tribunal fees
Use this form to apply for financial help with a court or tribunal fee: you may not have to pay a fee, or you may get some money off.
You can also apply 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
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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