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 2019 - 2020

Monthly payment 1 Monthly payment 2 Monthly payment 3 Monthly payment 4 Monthly payment 5
02 Dec 09 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 Dec
06 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Jan n/a
03 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Feb n/a
02 Mar 09 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Mar
06 Apr 14 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr n/a
05 May 11 May 18 May 26 May n/a
01 Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jun
06 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Jul n/a
03 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 01 Sep
07 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Sep n/a
05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct n/a
02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Nov
07 Dec 14 Dec 21 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 30 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Correction to the list of monthly payment dates for the weeks beginning 3 August and 1 September.

  2. PSOA dates updated.

  3. Monthly payment dates updated.

  4. Monthly payment dates updated.

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

  6. Updated monthly payments

  7. Updated monthly payments

  8. Monthly payments dates updated.

  9. Dates updated.

  10. Monthly BACS payment dates updated.

  11. Provider payment dates updated.

  12. Monthly payment dates updated.

  13. New monthly payment dates added

  14. New provider statement of account dates added

  15. First published.