Welfare benefits – legal aid deserts
Our welfare system is meant to support and help those who are most at need. However, for those appealing welfare decisions legal aid and advice is rarely available, adding greater stress and turmoil to many already facing difficult circumstances.
- 80% of the population do not have access to a welfare legal aid provider, leaving them unable to challenge or appeal decisions
- of those with a welfare legal aid provider in their local authority, 14% of the population only had a single firm available
Click on your local authority to find out how many welfare legal aid providers there are: