Legal aid – form

CIV MEANS 1: financial assessment form, not passported

Means assessment form for legal aid clients not on Income Support or other passporting benefits (also includes CIV MEANS 1P).

Documents

CIV MEANS 1: client not receiving a passported benefit

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CIV MEANS 1: guidance

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CIV MEANS 1P: client in prison

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Detail

You need to fill in CIV MEANS 1 as long as you don’t receive:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee Credit or Universal Credit (Pathfinder)

These are known as ‘passporting benefits’.

You should fill in CIV MEANS 2 instead if:

  • you do receive any of these benefits
  • you’re applying on behalf of a person under 16 years old with savings of over £2,500 or a regular income