What is Post-Payment Examination?
To ensure accounts paid are valid and properly billed, Legal Aid is introducing Post-Payment Examination. Starting April 1, 2005, only randomly selected accounts that have already been paid will be chosen for examination. Legal Aid Ontario is no longer examining accounts received through Legal Aid Online before they are paid because the new system has been programmed to detect many of the errors that were previously detected manually. Once you start using the Legal Aid Online, most of your simple accounts that are billed within the tariff maximums will be paid automatically, without manual intervention. Staff will examine your accounts using a process very similar to the line-by-line examination process we previously used. Both account details and invoices will be reviewed. Following the examination of your account details, you will receive a notice informing you that your account has either passed examination, or that it did not meet one or more of LAO’s account requirements.
*Sadly, we had to bring back ads too. Hopefully more targeted.