What is Legal Aid?
Legal aid is a government assistance to provide legal representation to those who cannot afford to pay for necessary legal services.
Who can qualify?
- A Dutch national who has been registered at the census office
- Anyone who is 18 years or older
- Anyone who has an income of less than minimum wage per month.
- Anyone who has an income above Fls.13,200.00 up to Fls.22,500.00 per year in a labour case (for partial legal assistance)
What documents must be submitted?
- A complete legal assistance application form
- A registration form from the census office
- A copy of passport and a valid ID card
- Proof of income – salary slips, pension letter(SZV, APNA, GOVERNMENT, etc)
- Proof of loans (if applicable)
- Proof of legal guardianship of minor children (if applicable)
- Income Tax declaration/statement from the year before
When do I contribute?
Payments are made only for legal assistance in labour matters. The amount one should contribute is as follows:
- Fls. 1.00 to Fls13,200.00 -- Fls. 0.00
- Fls.13,200.00 to Fls.15,000.00 -- Fls. 50.00
- Fls.15,000.00 to Fls.17,500.00 -- Fls.125.00
- Fls.17,500.00 to Fls.20,000.00 -- Fls.225.00
- Fls.20,000.00 to Fls.22,500.00 -- Fls.350.00
How long before I get an answer?
Applicants should expect a response within 2 weeks after submitting their documents.