For some time now I have been using a Google Sheet which I created to enable me to quickly calculate whether people might be financially eligible for civil Legal Aid. It is a lot quicker than than trying to work it out with a calculator or by logging onto the the on line versions. I thought it I would share it online so other people could use it. Here is a link The link does not seem to work on mobile devices at the moment but works on my laptop.
I have included at the end of the sheet the figures from the Legal Aid Agency Key Card and the current Child Benefit rates. I have had to use the April 2015 because I could not find one for April 2016. If anyone has the 2016 Key Card please let me have a copy.
If you prefer a slower but more reliable calculator which the Legal Aid Agency are more likely to treat as proof that financial eligibility was properly calculated then you should use the Legal Aid Agency’s own calculator.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Please let me know if you spot any errors or can see ways in which the Sheet can be improved.
Please do not rely on the calculator as providing definitive proof of financial eligibility it is just meant to assist people carrying out the sums.