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START OF Policies and procedures
START OF Grants Handbook
START OF What do we fund?
START OF Nature and extent of funding
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END OF What do we fund?
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Where a party is required to be interviewed/examined by a report writer and fails to attend the interview/examination, a maximum of one hour at the relevant hourly rate is payable as a cancellation/non-attendance fee. This fee will be provided if the failure to attend was beyond the party’s control and not as a direct result of the solicitor’s failure to advise the party.
If a party fails to attend an interview/examination on more than one occasion, it will be rare for Legal Aid Queensland to fund more than one cancellation/non-attendance fee.
Practitioners seeking an extension of aid for a cancellation fee or non-attendance fee should electronically submit an extension for aid request via the Grants Online system.
The grant of aid for a cancellation/non attendance fee for a psychologist is PY11.
The grant of aid for a cancellation/non attendance fee for a social worker is SW6.
The grant of aid for a cancellation/non attendance fee for a psychiatrist is MS2.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (review of decisions).