Legal Aid Schemes
Financial Eligibility

How to Calculate Financial Resources
Financial resources are your monthly disposable income multiplied by 12 plus your disposable capital.

Disposable Income
Monthly disposable income is the net monthly income after various allowable deductions have been made from gross income. The deductions include items such as rent, rates and a statutory allowance for your own living expenses and that of your dependants:

Household Size
(No.)
Total Personal Allowances*
(HK$)
Applicant only 6,150
Applicant and 1 dependant 10,740
Applicant and 2 dependants 15,290
Applicant and 3 dependants 19,820
Applicant and 4 dependants 26,380
Applicant and 5 dependants 24,750
Applicant and 6 or more dependants 27,600
* Adjusted in February every year in line with the Consumer Price Index A, and every five years in line with the latest Household Expenditure Survey conducted by the Census and Statistics Department.

Disposable Capital
Disposable capital consists of all assets of a capital nature, such as cash, bank savings, jewellery, antiques, stocks and shares, and property. Some assets are not included in the calculation of your disposable capital, for examples, the value of the house you live in, the value of household furniture and effects, personal clothing, tools and implements of trade. If you have reached the age of 60, an amount of capital equal to the financial eligibility limit of the Ordinary Legal Aid Scheme, i.e. $290,380, will not be counted as your capital.

You can compute your financial resources by clicking here.

 
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