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Fee Waivers in California Court

Fee WaiversIndividual may request a Fee Waiver through Form FW-001 and FW-003 (Order on Fee Waiver). This video provides step by step instructions ( on how to fill out the Fee Waiver form.Individuals are eligible for fee waivers if they are on certain public benefits[1], meet the income guidelines, or if their income is over or close to their expenses. The court will rule on the fee waiver within five days, and the tenant can redo the form or ask for a hearing if the fee waiver is denied. The tenant must pay filing fees within 10 days if the fee waiver is denied. The fee waiver is confidential and must not be served on the opposing party.

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