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Lawyer Referral Service Reduced Fee Program
Income Guidelines

 

Clients who seek assistance through the Reduced Fee Program must NOT have:

  • Income greater than 250% of the official poverty threshold (OPT), as established by the Federal Government (amounts listed below);
  • Liquid assets over $4,000.00;
  • Own more than one home per family; and
  • Own more than one car per adult.

Family Size
Weekly Income
Monthly Income
Annual Income
1
$ 580
$ 2,512
$ 30,150
2
$ 781
$ 3,383
$ 40,600
3
$ 981
$ 4,254
$ 51,050
4
$ 1,182
$ 5,125
$ 61,500
5
$ 1,383
$ 5,996
$ 71,950
6
$ 1,584
$ 6,866
$82,400
7
$ 1,785
$ 7,737
$ 92,850
8
$ 1,986
$ 8,608
$103,300
Add for each add'l member
$ 201
$ 871
$10,450

 

Clients who do not meet these qualifications CANNOT participate in the Reduced Fee Program and must be:

  • Referred back to the MCBA Lawyer Referral Service at (732) 828-0053; or
  • Handled as a LRS Percentage Fee Program referral, IF the attorney is a member of the LRS Program.

If you have any questions regarding the Reduced Fee Program, please call the Bar Office at (732) 828-0053, ext. 100.

 

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