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START OF Grants Handbook
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For legal aid to be granted to be represented in the AAT to appeal a decision made by the SSAT, the following tests must be met:
Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward all of the following documents for assessment:
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system attaching:
The following documents are retained on file but may be requested by Legal Aid Queensland:
Legal Aid Queensland will only consider that an applicant cannot adequately represent themselves if the applicant meets the commonwealth legal aid service priorities - special circumstances of the applicant priorities.
Applications for review a decision made by SSAT will be referred to the in-house family law team unless there is a conflict of interest.
The grant of aid to read material is CS8.
The grant of aid to apply or respond to proceedings in the AAT is SS2.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).