the Foundation may require an applicant to pay a portion of the legal fees and costs. An applicant may receive partial support from the Foundation if his/her disposable income and assets exceed the prescribed limits in the Financial Eligibility Criteria by no more than 20 percent. Except in special circumstances, the applicant must pay 1/2 or 1/3 of the legal fees and costs.
if by reason of the grant of legal aid a recipient receives property the value of which exceeds legal fees and costs by more than NT$1,000,000, he/she is required to repay all of the legal fees and costs. If the value of property exceeds legal fees and costs by NT$500,000 ~ NT$1,000,000, the recipient should repay half of the legal fees and costs. If he/she is receiving monetary compensation by instalments and the total amount expected to be received in 2 years exceeds NT$500,000, the recipient should repay legal fees and costs after 2 years.
Under Article 35 of the Legal Aid Act, the legal fees and costs paid by Branch Offices may be claimed from the opposing party if costs are awarded to the recipient of legal aid. Branch Offices may apply for assessment of costs and enforce the cost orders.
What’s the cost may occur?