Guidance

Legal Aid Agency payments to providers

Check dates for processing (crime and civil) and planned BACS payments, get financial statements, switch to variable monthly payments.

Management information online service

Using the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) MI online service, you can access, download and print financial statements from your own office or from the whole firm.

This service is only available if you’re signed up to use to LAA online.

Provider Statement of Account

The PSOA gives you a summary document of all account transactions.

PSOA delivery date Period covered
08 December 2017 02 November - 29 November 2017
12 January 2018 30 November - 03 January 2018
09 February 2018 04 January - 31 January 2018
09 March 2018 01 February - 28 February 2018
06 April 2018 01 March - 28 March 2018
04 May 2018 29 March - 25 April 2018
08 June 2018 26 April - 30 May 2018
06 July 2018 31 May - 27 June 2018
03 August 2018 28 June - 25 July 2018
07 September 2018 26 July - 29 August 2018
05 October 2018 30 August - 26 September 2018
09 November 2018 27 September - 31 October 2018
07 December 2018 01 November - 28 November 2018
11 January 2019 29 November - 26 December 2018
08 February 2019 27 December - 30 January 2019
08 March 2019 31 January - 27 February 2019
05 April 2019 28 February - 27 March 2019
03 May 2019 28 March - 24 April 2019

BACS payments

Once your bill is ready for payment, it might take up to 8 working days for the money to reach your account if you’re paid by BACS.

Help us process claims more quickly by waiting 8 days before contacting our customer services team about payments.

You’ll normally receive remittance advice on the payment date, unless there are problems with the postal system.

We make contract payments in the first week of the month (payment 1).

Note: the payment date stated on remittance advice slips will appear as 3 working days before you receive funds, due to additional processing time.

Monthly payment dates 2018 - 2019

Monthly payment 1 Monthly payment 2 Monthly payment 3 Monthly payment 4 Monthly payment 5
03 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Dec
07 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Jan n/a
04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Feb n/a
04 Mar 11 Mar 19 Mar 25 Mar n/a
01 Apr 08 Apr 15 Apr 24 Apr 29 Apr
07 May 13 May 20 May 28 May n/a
03 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun n/a

Monthly LAA payment process

Variable monthly payments guidance

You can choose variable monthly payments if you provide civil (legal help) and crime (lower) work.

Switch to the LAA variable monthly payments scheme (MS Word Document, 33KB)

Civil processing

Crime processing

Update your details

Note: we hold your details in a database.

Send any changes to your details in writing to:

Provider Records
6th Floor (Postal Point 6:52)
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ

DX: 161440

Email: ProviderRecords-London@legalaid.gsi.gov.uk

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated monthly payments
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  5. Monthly BACS payment dates updated.
  6. Provider payment dates updated.
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  8. New monthly payment dates added
  9. New provider statement of account dates added
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