Process to apply for legal aid

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What do I need to apply?

On the following pages you will be asked to provide information on your legal problem, personal details and financial details. Some of this information is compulsory and must be supplied.

If your case is urgent, for example a domestic violence matter or an application by the State to take your children into care, you should try and provide phone and\or email details so we can contact you quickly.

 You will need to have to hand:

  • A payslip/P21, social welfare receipt, or Notice of Assessment from Revenue/Audited Accounts
  • Details of any other income you receive (e.g. maintenance payments)
  • Details of your income tax, PRSI, and USC payments (these will be on your payslip or Notice of Assessment).
  • Details of your monthly mortgage/rent payments
  • Approximate values of all of your capital assets except the house you live in
  • Values of any savings you have
  • Outstanding amounts on any loans/debts that you have

In order to submit a complete application you may need to upload copies of some of these details during the process.  We suggest that you scan or take photographs of the documents and save them to a location on your computer or device before you begin your online application.  This will make it easier for you to upload a copy of a document when requested and complete your online application in a single session.

If you like you can  Check your eligibility before applying

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