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Secondary legal aid is available to persons whose assets and annual income do not exceed the asset and income levels set by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

First income level

The standard for the first income level is identified based on the person's income and on the number of dependants. The person's annual income should not exceed 10 MMWs (MMW means a minimum monthly wage, which is EUR 555at present), i.e. EUR 5 555 of annual income. 3,75 MMWs per year (EUR 2 081,25) are added for each dependant.
For example, you have one dependent person: 10*555+3.75*1*555 = EUR 7 631.25. The first income level of the person who has two dependants would be 10*325+3.75*2*555 = EUR 9 712,50, etc. If your income did not exceed EUR 7 631,25 over the last 12 months and you have two dependants, your income level is EUR 9 712,50, etc., you would be appointed a State-financed lawyer.
Thus, the first income level is assessed according to the following formula:

10 x 555 + 3,75 * x ( x - number of your dependants) * 555.
Secondary legal aid Level I
(100 % financing)
  Annual (EUR) Monthly (EUR)
1 person income 5 550 462,50
+1 dependant 7 631,25 635,94
+2 dependants 9 712,50 809,38
+3 dependants 11 793,75 982,81
+4 dependants 13 875 1 156,25
 
http://www.teisinepagalba.lt/images/raquo-mini-green.gifNote: Dependants mean:
1. the children (adopted children) under 18 years of age living together with and dependent on the applicant;
2. children (adopted children) between 18 and 24 years of age who are not married or cohabiting with another person: not in employment, who study at full-time general education schools and full-time divisions of other formal education establishments, as well as persons during the period between the day of finishing of full-time general education schools until 1 September of the same year;
3. other persons living together with and dependent on the applicant.

First asset level
First asset level is identified on the basis of the person's assets (housing, land and movable assets (monetary funds, etc.) and on the number of dependants.

The person's housing may not exceed 60 sq. metres. 15 sq. metres are added for each dependant. The standard for land plots is chosen according to the type of the owned land:
  • the size of a household land plot – 6 ares (in cities), 25 ares (in towns and villages);
  • the size an agricultural land plot up to 1 hectare (including its household land) – 6 ares (in cities), 25 ares (in towns and villages);
  • the size of an agricultural land plot exceeding 1 hectare, a land plot consisting of a water body only and a forestry land plot – 3.5 hectares.

The standard for movable assets, monetary funds, securities and unit values is calculated adding together 45 amounts of state-supported income for one member of the family over 18 years of age (a single person), 30 amounts of state-supported income for every other member of the family over 18 years of age and 15 amounts of state-supported income for each child under 18 years of age.

The standard for one dependant (child under 18 years of age) consists of: 15 sq. metres of housing + 15 amounts of state-supported income.
The real estate value standards for housing and land plots per family or one single person are identified multiplying the standard of the real estate of the relevant type by the average market value of that real estate type in the location of residence declared by the applicant (when the person has no residence – of the location where he/she resides). Value maps of the Lithuanian territory are available on the website of the State Enterprise Centre of Registers: http://www.registrucentras.lt/masvert/.
 
http://www.teisinepagalba.lt/images/raquo-mini-green.gifIf your assets and income do not exceed the first level, you will receive 100 per cent financing for the state-guaranteed secondary legal aid.
 

Second income level

The standard for the second income level is identified based on the person's income and on the number of dependants. The person's annual income should not exceed 15 MMWs (MMW means a minimum monthly wage, which is EUR 555 at present), i.e. EUR 8 325 of annual income. 5,5 MMWs per year (EUR 3 052,50) are added for each dependant.
For example, you have one dependent person: 15*555+5,5*1*555 = EUR 11 377,50. The second income level of the person who has two dependants would be 15*555+5,5*2*555 = EUR 14 430, etc. If your annual income exceeds EUR 7 631,25 but does not exceed 11 377,50 EUR, a lawyer 50 per cent by the State would be appointed to you.

Thus, the second income level is assessed according to the following formula:

15 * 555 + 5,5 * x (x - number of your dependants) * 555
Secondary legal aid Level II
(50 % financing)
  Annual (EUR) Monthly (EUR)
1 person income 8 325 693,75
+1 dependant 11 377,50 948,13
+2 dependants 14 430 1 202,50
+3 dependants 17 482,50 1 456,88
+4 dependants 20 535 1 711,25

Second asset level

The standard for the second asset level is derived multiplying the standard applicable to the first asset level by 1,5.
http://www.teisinepagalba.lt/images/raquo-mini-green.gifIf your assets and income do not exceed the established second level, the state will guarantee to you and pay 50 per cent of secondary legal aid costs.
 
A person may receive secondary legal aid only if the value of both his/her assets and income are within the scope of the first or the second level. Based on the asset and income standards calculated it is checked whether the value of the assets and income declared by the person does not exceed the relevant asset and income level.

When the asset level and the income level of the person differ (first asset level and second income level or vice versa), the second asset and income level is applicable to the applicant and secondary legal aid is provided with 50 per cent financing of the state-guaranteed secondary legal aid costs.

If at least one standard (of either assets or income) exceeds the second level standard, state-guaranteed secondary legal aid is refused.
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