Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will make a grant of legal assistance for a Mental Health Tribunal (MHT) matter and/or for an appeal from the tribunal’s decision, if VLA is satisfied that you meet all of the following tests:
- Financial eligibility – you must meet the VLA . The test is explained .
- Your case – you must be seeking to substantially reduce or remove the restrictions you are subject to.
- How will your case turn out (merit) – there must be a reasonable chance that you will succeed and your case must meet the . The test is explained .
- No alternative service (such as a VLA duty lawyer or other funded service) is available.
Reviewed 21 February 2022