Crime news: evidence of loss of employment when in custody – GOV.UK


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Change in evidential requirements when applicants held in custody submit a change in financial circumstances.
We have changed the evidential requirements in the Criminal Legal Aid Manual for when applicants held in custody submit a change in financial circumstances.
We recognise that the longer an individual remains in custody the more likely it is that they will lose their job.
As a result, we no longer require evidence of the change if they have been in custody for 3 months or more.
If they have been in custody less than 3 months you should continue to submit evidence.
This can be either a p45 or a letter from their former employer.
See section 3.5 of the Criminal Legal Aid Manual.
Criminal Legal Aid Manual – section 3.5
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