Legal Aid

Quite simply the Government can save money by not allowing legal aid to be available to people who have no mortgage / no rent to pay and over £1000 per month maintenance payments; especially when they got divorced 8 years previously.  Unfortunately, some people play and calculate the system.  They calculate and work just the right number of hours so as to be eligible for benefits and then are able to claim legal aid.  It costs them nothing.  They risk nothing, as the Government pays.  This is totally unfair on the other party who is working full time and trying to keep their heads above water legitimately.  There must be more checks and better balances in this area of Government expenditure.

 

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It is far too easy for people to claim legal aid by calculation.

 

by MelindaIOMGov on May 10, 2017 at 02:06PM

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