Note: The lawyer is not required to assess eligibility under this guideline. Applications are submitted to ATLAS for assessment by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).
VLA may make a grant of legal assistance to a person for an appeal in these matters:
- parenting disputes
- child support
- child maintenance
- adult child maintenance
- for an to participate in an appeal.
These matters may be approved for a grant where the criteria under the guideline relating to that matter in the original proceedings is met.
A grant of assistance under this guideline is treated as a for the purposes of . This means that VLA will not include the amount of the grant for the substantive matter when calculating the for the appeal.
Applications for assistance under this guideline are not administered via the , but are assessed by VLA. Lawyers submitting an application in must ensure that evidence supporting the application is uploaded to ATLAS with the application.
Notes on this guideline
Reviewed 20 April 2023