Crime News: Evidence of Loss of Employment When in Custody

Change in evidential requirements when applicants held in custody submit a change in financial circumstances


We have changed the evidential requirements in the Criminal Legal Aid Manual for when applicants held in custody submit a change in financial circumstances.


Why is this happening now?

We recognise that the longer an individual remains in custody the more likely it is that they will lose their job.


As a result, we no longer require evidence of the change if they have been in custody for 3 months or more.


If they have been in custody less than 3 months you should continue to submit evidence.


This can be either a p45 or a letter from their former employer.


See section 3.5 of the Criminal Legal Aid Manual.


Further Information

Criminal Legal Aid Manual – section 3.5