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Who is eligible?

Income level and the type of legal problem determine eligibility. We will review your sources of income, number of dependants, expenses and assets. Existing income eligibility figures are listed in the chart below, however, please be advised these benchmarks are currently under review.

Financial Elibility Criteria

March 27, 2017 - Legal Aid Ontario has announced an eligibility threshold increase. Click here to read the press release.

April 2016

Family sizeOne Adult Family (Gross)Two Adult Family (Gross)
2$21,796$30,430$25, 488$32,131
5$30, 430$41,209$32,634$44,187
6$32, 634$44,961$35,492$47,164


Family sizeAsset Limit
Family (including cohabitating spouse) $11,910


A number of factors are considered when we make a decision about income eligibility. Depending on your situation, you might be eligible to receive services even if your income is higher than these guidelines. Please contact our office for further information.