6. Financial eligibility for legal aid shall be determined by taking into consideration the income for the taxation year preceding the year of the application for legal aid. Notwithstanding the foregoing, eligibility shall be determined by taking into consideration the estimated income for the taxation year in which the application for aid is made where such income is liable to affect the applicant’s financial eligibility or to influence the amount of the contribution exigible from him.
Financial eligibility shall be determined by also taking into consideration the value of the assets, including property and liquidities, owned on the date of the application.
O.C. 1073-96, s. 6; O.C. 1454-97, s. 2.