The mediator will complete a form called a CIVMEANS7 at your initial MIAM meeting, which you will then sign and date. This helps us calculate your income and outgoings – documents confirming your income need to be brought to your meeting and attached to the form.
As a guide, you may be eligible if:
- You receive Income Support, Universal Credit, income based JSA, incomebased ESA, Pension Guarantee Credit
- You live on your own and your household income is less than £17,000 p.a.
- You live with a partner and/or dependent children and your household income is less than £21,000 p.a.
We usually require pre-payment for all our meetings – please see fees and payment terms using this link. Once your Legal Aid assessment is complete, and you are confirmed as eligible we will refund your fee – in most instances, this is the full amount you paid prior to your assessment.
We make no up-front charges if you receive one of the income-based benefits set out below – simply send the income evidence required for your assessment to FREEPOST, NATIONAL FAMILY MEDIATION or email a copy to email@example.com
If you currently have a partner and you live together, we will need information about their income too, as set out below.