People with other sources of funds

People with other sources of funds

If the applicant can borrow the money needed for legal services

If the result of the means test is that Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to the person but the person can borrow the money needed to pay the legal costs from any other source, VLA may refuse to make a grant of legal assistance.

If the applicant’s lifestyle suggests they can afford the cost of legal services

If the lifestyle, activities or interests of the person applying for the grant of legal assistance suggest that the person could access enough funds to pay for legal services themselves, VLA may refuse to make a grant of legal assistance.