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EFIS 37, August 2023 : Legal Aid

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The Legal Aid agency have updated the following forms in order to accommodate the initial regulation changes introduced as a result of the Means Test Review (MTR). Additional changes have been made, specifically in relation to the CWORK1, to reflect the introduction of the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service (HLPAS) on the 1st August 2023. These forms are for use from the 3rd August 2023 although previous versions will remain acceptable until the 3rd September 2023.

In addition to the changes above, the CIVMEANS4 will no longer be in use as of the 3rd August 2023 and has therefore been removed from the library to avoid accidental use.

For details of field amendments please go to:

Forms affected

CIVMEANS4 Financial assessment form for Child under 16 Withdrawn
CWORK2(IM) Controlled Legal Representation (Imm) New/Amended
CWORK1 Legal Help, Help at Court and Family Help (Lower) New/Amended
CWORK1_2_MH Legal Help and Controlled Legal Representation - Mental Health New/Amended
CWORK5 Help with Family Mediation New/Amended
CIVAPP1 Application for Civil Legal Aid Certificate - Legal Representation Non-family Proceedings New/Amended
CIVAPP3 Application for legal aid in Family Proceedings Family Help (Higher) and Legal Representation in Family Proceedings New/Amended
CIVAPP6 Emergency Application New/Amended
CIVMEANS3 Financial Assessment form New/Amended
CIVMEANS7 Financial Assessment for Family Mediation New/Amended

Crown copyright forms are reproduced with the permission of the Controller of the Stationery Office. Law Society forms are reproduced with the permission of the Law Society. Legal Aid Forms are produced with the permission of the LSC.