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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
$ 583
$ 2,530
$ 30,350
2
$ 793
$ 3,430 $ 41,150
3
$ 1,000 $ 4,330
$ 51,950
4
$ 1,208
$ 5,230
$ 62,750
5
$ 1,415
$ 6,130
$ 73,550
6
$ 1,623
$ 7,030
$84,350
7
$ 1,830
$ 7,930
$ 95,150
8
$ 2,038
$ 8,830
$105,950
Add for each add'l member
$ 208
$ 900
$10,800

 

 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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