Applying for civil legal aid – flowchart
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has shared a flowchart of how it processes civil applications from legal aid providers.
Merits and means-testing
The LAA may vary the order in which it considers an application’s means and merits.
If the application includes delegated functions, the LAA will deal with merits first.
For substantive applications, the LAA will look at means-testing first.