Form

CW1: financial eligibility for legal aid clients

Controlled work form: client seeking legal help, help at court or family help (lower).

Applies to England and Wales

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CW1: Legal Help, Help at Court and Family Help (Lower)

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Third party financial support evidence Pro-forma

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DWP written confirmation of means evidence

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DWP telephone confirmation of means evidence

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CW1 Checklist

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Details

Client’s sections:

  • eligibility
  • capital
  • income
  • certification

Solicitor’s sections:

  • help given
  • time spent and costs
  • certification
Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 24 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Published new version with updated privacy notice.

  2. Corrected version of the CW1 form uploaded.

  3. The CW1 form has been updated

  4. Published new version with updated privacy notice. These changes are part of our preparations for exiting the European Union once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

  5. The CW1 form has been updated with the removal of the reference to the mandatory telephone gateway and other minor changes

  6. CW1 form uploaded.

  7. Updated DWP guidance.

  8. Updated versions of the DWP written confirmation of means evidence and CW1 checklist is now available.

  9. The following documents have been added to this page: - DWP written confirmation of means evidence - DWP telephone confirmation of means evidence - CW1 Checklist

  10. Form has been replaced to restore fillable form fields

  11. Published new version of the CW1 form with updated privacy notice. These changes are part of our preparations for new data protection legislation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

  12. Third party financial support evidence Pro-forma published.

  13. First published.