Claimable thresholds increase

Claimable thresholds increase

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

We have been working with our technology team to increase claim thresholds. These changes were approved in August and should see a reduction in the amount of matters being held up in the ATLAS work pool. The changes include auto-approval of the following before Victoria Legal Aid will need to make an assessment:

  • 2 x bail grants (each bail grant still needs to be requested)
  • 5 x plea days following trial
  • 8 x County Court mentions/call-overs.

Auto-certification of:

  • preparation (up to $50,000)
  • all circuit fees
  • travel fees increased from $1000 to $1200
  • all non-standard professional costs
  • most items/invoices.

These changes will result in shorter wait times and slightly less administration work for our panel partners.

More information

For further information, please contact the Assignments Criminal Law team on (03) 9606 5351 or email assignmentscrime@vla.vic.gov.au.