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LAO financial eligibility threshold to rise, Nov. 1

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014


Am I eligible for legal aid?

The Government of Ontario is raising — and as a result Legal Aid Ontario can raise — the income eligibility threshold to qualify for legal aid assistance. Fueled by a commitment of $95.7 million in increased government funding to LAO over the next three years, LAO will begin by raising the income eligibility threshold by six per cent every year for the next three years.

This initiative will significantly improve access to justice for the thousands of vulnerable low-income people annually in Ontario who rely on support from LAO for serious legal matters.

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