WHO IS FJSS FOR?
1. Singaporeans and PRs who marginally fail the Legal Aid Bureau’s means test
2. Foreign spouses with Singaporean children*
*Our previous beta scheme Project LEAF will be absorbed into FJSS
WHAT MATTERS ARE COVERED?
Matrimonial matters, such as:
2. Family violence
4. Children-related issues (e.g. custody, care and control, access, relocation)
HOW WILL FJSS HELP?
1. For those with modest means, FJSS will provide a referral to up to 3 FJSS Panel Lawyers who agree to charge fees that are lower than their usual commercial rates.
2. For foreign spouses with Singaporean children who pass the means test, FJSS will assign a Panel Lawyer to provide pro bono legal representation.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Singaporeans and PRs
2. Must be rejected by LAB and provide the rejection letter
3. Must pass the means test (see below)
1. Must have Singaporean children
2. Must pass the means test (see below)
HOW TO APPLY?
|||Pro bono legal representation for foreign spouses with Singaporean children||Referral to FJSS Panel Lawyers who agree to reduce their charges|
|Monthly Per Capita Household Income (PCHI)||<$950||<$1,400|
|Annual Value of applicant's place of residence||<$13,000||<$21,000|
|||The applicant must not own property other than his or her place of residence.|
|Applicant's savings and non-CPF investments||<$10,000|
($40,000 for an elderly applicant aged 60 and above)
<$12,001-$14,000: subject to Committee approval if exceptional circumstances exist)
to answer a short questionaire to be directed to the appropriate registration form or help avenue.