More People Now Eligible for Legal Aid

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Legal aid grants eligible people access to a lawyer for free or at low cost. As of May 31st, 2021, the income threshold for legal aid eligibility has been increased.

Higher income threshold for free services

To qualify for legal aid, you must meet certain financial conditions. Your family situation will also affect your eligibility.

This means that a single person will have access to free legal aid if they make less than $24,570. A family with two parents and two children will qualify if their family income is less than $40,291.

Please see if you qualify here.

Higher income threshold for paid services

If you do not qualify for free legal aid, you may qualify for paid services from legal aid.

As of May 31st, 2021, a single person making $34 321 or less will qualify for paid legal aid services. Depending on their income, they might pay between $100-800 for their legal services.

A family of two parents and two children who make between $40,292 and $56,276 qualifies for paid services. Depending on their income, they might pay between $100-800 for their services.

Please see if you qualify here.

For more information on legal aid, please see our web guide.