Legal Aid

Help on avoiding rejected hardship applications

PUBLISHED February 14, 2013

Missing information or evidence means 40% of applications are returned.

Rejected hardship applications cause delays and extra work on all sides.

We want to help you avoid seeing your application fall into the 40% that are returned because of missing information or evidence.

A new guide ?How to avoid a rejected hardship application? is now available on the Justice website (see below).

This will help you understand the process better and make a successful application.  It includes information on:

  • the hardship review process
  • different processes for the magistrates? court and Crown Court
  • additional expenditure that can be considered
  • evidential requirements
  • most common reject reasons

Please also use the criminal means form completion guidance available on the same page.

Further information

CDS16 Application for review on the grounds of hardship

Specific queries can be submitted to:

NCT Nottingham
Telephone: 0115 908 4244

NCT Liverpool
Telephone: 0151 242 5203