Legal Aid Agency
Checklists for (CW3) controlled work extension forms have been introduced to give clarity on our submission requirements and standardise the format.
There is one checklist for the CW3 A&B and another for the CW3C
The checklists have been introduced following discussions with provider representative bodies and will be used by caseworkers from 1 November 2015 when considering CW3 applications
This is part of a wider package of measures to improve the acceptance rates of CW3 submissions. These include:
- electronic CW3 form
- additional guidance in the escape cases electronic handbook
Checklists are relied on by our processing teams and were introduced to assist with increasing the acceptance rate of the forms submitted. They also detail:
- our requirements
- documentation we need
- guidance on form completion and payment rules
Requirements are not changing
There are no changes to the general requirements of the work. The checklists are simply there to guide you in providing the information we need to process the work and reduce rejected applications.
How to use the checklists
We recommend that the checklists are used as a pre-submission check.
If your CW3 is rejected, you can use the checklist again to help ensure that there will be no further rejects.