Government funding is available for people on low incomes to help you settle disputes about how you’ll care for your children.
This government funding pays for:
Eligibility is based on:
You are also eligible if you have qualified in the past year for family or civil legal aid.
This table is an indication of whether you are eligible for funding. The table shows the most you can have earned to qualify. The maximum income varies with the number of dependants.
|Number of dependants||Maximum annual income (before tax and any deductions)|
|Maximum fortnightly income (before tax and any deductions)|
|Maximum earnings over past 3 months (before tax and any deductions)|
|0 (you have no dependants)||22,846.00||878.69||5,711.50|
|1 (partner or child)||36,180.00||1,391.54||9,045.00|
|2 (partner and/or children)||52,027.00||2,001.04||13,006.75|
|3 (partner and/or children)||59,122.00||2,273.92||14,780.50|
|4 (partner and/or children)||66,065.00||2,540.96||16,516.25|
|5 (partner and/or children)||73,853.00||2,840.50||18,463.25|
|6 or more||Add $6,832.00 for each extra dependant||Add $262.77 for each extra dependant||Add $1,708.00 for each extra dependant|
To apply for funding, you need to:
Your Family Dispute Resolution provider or Family Legal Advice Service lawyer has the application form and will help you fill it out. They also need to sign the form.
Your income includes wages or salary as well as any benefits, interest or income received from a trust. It does not include debts, assets or your partner’s income.
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