You might be able to get money off your court fees if you have little or no savings, are on certain benefits or have a low income.
You need to have less than £3,000 in savings and investments if you’re under 61.
You can have up to £16,000 in savings if your fee is between £1,000 and £10,000, or if you or your partner are 61 and over.
You need to be on a low income, or on one of the following benefits:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Universal Credit (and you earn less than £6,000 a year)
Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
Scottish Civil Legal Aid (not Advice and Assistance, or Advice by Way of Representation)
If you’re not on any of those benefits, you need to earn less than £1,085 a month before tax if you’re single, or £1,245 if you have a partner.
You can earn an extra £245 on top of that for each child you have.
For example, if you have a partner and 2 children you have to earn less than £1,735 to be eligible for help with court fees.