Contract documents for providers of welfare benefits advice in the north, south-west and Wales.
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This page contains information on the terms of the 2014 standard civil contract (welfare benefits).
The 2014 standard civil contract (welfare benefits) consists of the:
- standard terms
The standard terms govern the commercial relationship between the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and the provider. The 2014 standard terms (welfare benefits) apply to face-to-face civil legal aid services with some amendments.
This sets out the rules on the provision of welfare benefits contract work in relation to welfare benefits work in the north, south-west and Wales procurement areas only.
The standard civil contract (welfare benefits) 2014 specification is divided into provisions of general application (sections 1 to 6) and category specific rules relating to welfare benefits (section 7).
The schedule is an important contract document which sets out provisions specific to an individual provider. It includes matter start allocation for controlled work and the fixed fee for each controlled work matter. Use the sample schedule for illustration as the contents of schedules vary between legal aid providers.
Contract for signature
The contract for signature is the document which gives effect to the 2014 standard civil contract (welfare benefits) as a whole.
You can also use the following form, guidance and tools:
- 2013 category definitions
- equality and diversity guidance
- LAA data security requirements
- supervisor declaration form
- guidance on completing supervisor forms
- 2014 welfare benefits postcode tool
The north and the south-west and Wales
Contracts for provision in the north and the south-west and Wales started from February 2014.