Civil Legal Aid Campaigns
Growing from an earlier campaign, FLAC has been working to clarify how social welfare law is applied. We had become concerned that entire groups were being excluded from qualifying for payments. A number of positive decisions have made the situation clearer, such as around the Habitual Residence Condition, however FLAC will continue to monitor the way in which the law in the area is applied.
FLAC campaigns for a comprehensive civil legal aid service. Civil legal aid is different from criminal legal aid, which is available to all those who meet certain criteria. In Ireland, state civil legal aid is provided through the Legal Aid Board. FLAC has provided information and advice to those in need since 1969.