- the person has sought and is unable to obtain assistance from our or a community legal centre
- the following threshold tests are met:
Other mandatory requirements
As well as the requirements set out in Guideline 5.4, additional criteria apply in the following circumstances:
Discharge or vary
If the significant change in circumstances has been caused by the person seeking assistance, we will consider the circumstances surrounding that change in deciding whether it is appropriate to make a grant of legal assistance.
Applications for assistance under this guideline are within the and are submitted through our online lodgment service . Lawyers submitting an application must ensure that evidence supporting the application is kept on the file.
For information about fees available for a grant under this guideline, see Fee table 4.1.
Notes on this guideline
Reviewed 20 February 2022