Process to apply for legal aid

If you need advice before you apply online:

You can:

  • call our LoCall number on 1890 615 200
  • Contact a law centre near you.

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

If you like you can  Check your eligibility before applying


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