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Under the Legal Aid Act 1988, the form upon which an application for legal advice and/or legal assistance could be made by those within the financial limits on eligibility. Persons receiving certain specified social security allowances automatically qualified for green form advice. The name referred to the colour of the application form used. As from 1 April 2000, the legal aid scheme was replaced by differing levels of legal service provided by the Community Legal Service, under which the service offered by the green form scheme is most broadly covered by the level of service entitled legal help.

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