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24 Sep 12 #357701 by mbird
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Just wondering if someone is written to by the lsc and asked to answer questions about their funding, should they be worried? They have been given 14 days to answer.

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24 Sep 12 #357708 by Easteregg
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I had lots of letters from the legal aid asking different questions. I had to loan monies from my sisters to help me survive, and this was classed as an income by the legal aid, even though it has to be paid back out of my settlement. I thought it was a delaying tactic by the legal aid, as it took months for mine to be granted and I ran up a large privately funded solicitors bill whilst in the process of claiming legal aid which again, has to be paid out of my settlement.

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24 Sep 12 #357712 by mbird
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Did they grant it in the end?

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