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.

PSOA Dates 2020/2021

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

PSOA delivery date Period covered
06 March 2020 31 January - 27 February 2020
03 April 2020 28 February - 26 March 2020
01 May 2020 27 March - 23 April 2020
05 June 2020 24 April - 28 May 2020
03 July 2020 29 May - 25 June 2020
07 August 2020 26 June - 30 July 2020
04 September 2020 31 July - 27 August 2020
02 October 2020 28 August - 24 September 2020
06 November 2020 25 September - 29 October 2020
04 December 2020 30 October - 26 November 2020
04 January 2021 27 November - 24 December 2020
05 February 2021 25 December - 28 January 2021
05 March 2021 29 January - 25 February 2021
06 April 2021 26 February - 25 March 2021

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 2020 - 2021

Monthly payment 1 Monthly payment 2 Monthly payment 3 Monthly payment 4 Monthly payment 5
07 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 29 Dec n/a
04 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Jan n/a
01 Feb 08 Feb 15 Feb 22 Feb n/a
01 Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar
06 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 Apr n/a
03 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 01 Jun
07 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jun n/a
05 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul n/a
02 Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 31 Aug
06 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Sep n/a
04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct n/a
01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Nov
06 Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 29 Dec 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 29 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Monthly payment dates updated.

  2. Correction to the list of monthly payment dates for the weeks beginning 3 August and 1 September.

  3. PSOA dates updated.

  4. Monthly payment dates updated.

  5. Monthly payment dates updated.

  6. Provider Statement of Account delivery dates have been updated.

  7. Updated monthly payments

  8. Updated monthly payments

  9. Monthly payments dates updated.

  10. Dates updated.

  11. Monthly BACS payment dates updated.

  12. Provider payment dates updated.

  13. Monthly payment dates updated.

  14. New monthly payment dates added

  15. New provider statement of account dates added

  16. First published.