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Form EX160: Apply for help with court and tribunal fees

Apply for Help with Fees when you make your court or tribunal application. Use the online service, or EX160, to apply. You may not have to pay a fee, or you may get some money off. Includes guidance EX160a and remission calculator EX160c.

Documents

Apply online for help with fees

Apply for help with fees

Apply for help with fees (EX160) (large print version to print and complete by hand)

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How to apply for help with fees (EX160A)

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Fee remissions contribution calculator

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Details

Eligibility and further information

You need to apply for Help with Fees at the same time as you make your court or tribunal application.

To be eligible for help with fees you will usually:

  • have less than £3,000 in savings and investments, and be receiving certain benefits, or
  • be on a low income (including receiving other benefits)

You may also be eligible for help if you, or your partner:

  • are over 61, or are paying a fee of more than £1,000, and you have more than £3,000 in savings and investments
  • support children financially and earn more than £1,170 a month (before tax and National Insurance is taken off)

Apply for help with fees online.

You will need your:

  • National Insurance number, or a Home Office reference number
  • court or tribunal form number
  • case, claim, appeal 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)
  • your partner’s financial details – unless your court or tribunal case is against them

More information

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Find out how HM Courts and Tribunals Service uses personal information you give when you fill in a form.

Published 22 March 2016
Last updated 5 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added wording to make clear that applicants must apply for help with fees at the same time as they make their court or tribunal application.

  2. Eligibility and further information updated and new versions of forms and guidance uploaded.

  3. Amendments to the further information text.

  4. Revised EX160 form and easy read version of the guide.

  5. Added fee remissions contribution calculator.

  6. Forms updated

  7. Revised EX160A leaflet

  8. First published.