Do I have to pay back legal aid?
That depends on your financial situation. If your legal aid application is approved, you may have to repay the costs in instalments. The decisive factor here is what your income situation is and whether it changes. For four years after the end of the proceedings, you must notify the labour court without being asked if your income has improved by more than 100 euros. You must also notify the labour court if you change your place of residence. So, if you are needy at the time of filing your application and are granted legal aid, but earn more money later on, the labour court may ask you to pay back the legal costs. This means that legal aid may have to be reimbursed either in instalments, in full, in part or not at all.