Check if you can get legal aid

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Legal aid can help pay for legal advice.

Youll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your income and savings. Youll be told where you can get legal advice.

This guide is also availablein Welsh (Cymraeg).

You can only check for non-criminal (civil) cases. If youve been charged with a crime, ask your solicitor or barrister if youre able to get criminal legal aid.

Youll only get guidance on whether or not you can get legal aid – you wont get a final decision until you speak to an adviser.

Legal aid is different inScotlandandNorthern Ireland.

Dont include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.

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