Are you eligible for free mediation?

If you are on a low income, you may qualify for legally aided mediation.

You automatically qualify for free mediation if your capital is under a certain threshold and you receive:

  1. Universal Credit
  2. Income Support
  3. Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  4. Income-based Employment Support Allowance

We can check to see if you qualify for legally aided mediation in advance of your Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) in order to secure a free meeting. You may be asked for the following documents for the assessment:

  • Your national insurance number
  • A screen shot of your Universal Credit journal page showing the latest payment made to you
  • A current letter (dated within the last 6 months) confirming your entitlement to the benefit you are receiving
  • Bank statements covering the 4 week period up to the time of the assessment
  • An estimate of the value of all your capital assets, including the value of your home and any other properties.

If only one person qualifies for Legal Aid, that still means that the MIAM and first joint mediation meeting will be free for the other participant too. This can be really helpful when money is tight.