6.15 Legal Aid

6.15.1 Legal Aid



Availability of Legal Aid to Social Allowances Recipients (PDF 13 KB)
Section 8(1) of The Manitoba Assistance Act provides for assistance for legal aid in civil matters Section 8(2) of the Act further states that this class of assistance is additional to and separate from "Income Supplements". Accordingly, the cost of legal services is not taken into account in determining either eligibility for assistance or the extent of such eligibility.
Applicants or participants who inquire about financial assistance for legal aid services should be referred to Legal Aid Manitoba for information.
See Section 15.7.3 Inadequate Agreements or Orders and Section 15.7.4 Obtaining an Agreement or Order for more information on how Legal Aid may assist participants to seek formal child support orders/agreements.