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Does legal aid need to be paid back?

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Swlondon123 Fri 11-Dec-20 17:54:56

Good evening,

I am eligible for legal aid as I was in a domestic abusive situation and I am still on maternity allowance, so I have passed the means and metic test.

After a phone call with a friend this evening she said to me legal aid is a loan and will need to be paid back at some point in the future, my case is estimated to be around £8,000 which worries me a lot, as I am not sure how I will be ever able to pay this amount back.

Can anyone please shed any light on the matter?

Thank you for your help in advance.

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RedHelenB Fri 11-Dec-20 21:57:20

It will need paying back if you gain financially but not if its for something like child contact.

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