Family Mediation Legal Aid Assessment Eligibility Calculator

Please note our Family Mediation Legal Aid Assessment Calculator provides an estimation of eligibility. You will need to be formally assessed by your mediator and bring to your Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) the relevant evidence of income and expenditure as requested.

This calculator is based on income only – if you have assets worth over £8,000 you are unlikely to be eligible for Legal Aid. If you live with a partner you must provide financial details for yourself and your partner.

Our short legal aid video guide can help you before filling in the legal aid calculator.

Assess entitlement to Legal Aid

Income

  • Do you receive Income Support, income based JSA or ESA?

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Without commas please.
  • Gross pay frequency


  • Without commas please.
  • Child Benefit payment frequency


  • Without commas please.
  • Child tax credit payment frequency


  • Without commas please.
  • Working tax credit payment frequency


  • Without commas please.
  • Maintenance payments received frequency


  • Without commas please.
  • Other income payment frequency



  • Outgoings

  • Mortgage or rent that you actually pay. Ignore housing benefit.
    Without commas please.
  • Housing costs payment frequency


  • Without commas please.
  • Tax & NI payment frequency


  • That you pay to someone else for children.
    Without commas please.
  • Maintenance payments made frequency


  • That you pay because you work.
    Without commas please.
  • Childcare costs payment frequency


  • Do you have a partner living with you who is financially dependent on you?

  • Do you have any children living in the same household as you?

  • Are you employed?

Based on the details you have supplied we estimate that you may be entitled to Legal Aid

Please contact us for a more detailed assessment!

Based on the figures supplied we estimate that you may not be entitled to Legal Aid.

Please contact us for a more detailed assessment!

You have indicated 10 or more children are involved. We would advise you contact us to discuss you case.

Disposable income

There are other factors that can affect whether or not you would be eligible to receive Legal Aid. We always recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances and get a precise assessment.

If you are eligible for legal aid here is a check list of what you will need to bring to your Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.

Contact us by calling 0113 320 2288 or completing our online contact form for further information or to discuss your situation.

* Please note that this is a simple online tool for reference purposes only rather than a legally correct assessment. Legal Aid will be granted dependant on your circumstances and will require evidence. Contact us to find out more.