Legal aid – 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
04 March 2016 28 January - 24 February 2016
08 April 2016 25 February – 30 March 2016
06 May 2016 31 March – 27 April 2016
10 June 2016 28 April – 01 June 2016
08 July 2016 02 June – 29 June 2016
05 August 2016 30 June – 27 July 2016
09 September 2016 28 July – 31 August 2016
07 October 2016 01 September – 28 September 2016
04 November 2016 29 September – 26 October 2016
09 December 2016 27 October – 30 November 2016
06 January 2017 01 December – 28 December 2016
10 February 2017 29 December – 01 February 2017
10 March 2017 02 February – 01 March 2017

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 2016

Monthly payment 1 Monthly payment 2 Monthly payment 3 Monthly payment 4 Monthly payment 5
05 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Jan n/a
01 Feb 08 Feb 15 Feb 22 Feb 29 Feb
07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 30 Mar 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