29. Not later than 15 days following the date of issuance of the certificate of eligibility, the recipient shall pay to the legal aid centre an amount equal to the actual foreseeable costs of legal aid for the legal services covered by the certificate of eligibility, up to the amount of the maximum contribution exigible from the recipient.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the director general may, within that period, agree with the debtor to such amount being paid in instalments. Such agreement may be concluded only if the legal services must be rendered without delay and if the debtor has no liquidities, other than those required to support himself and meet his basic needs and those of his family, to pay the exigible contribution in one instalment, but is financially able to pay it in regular instalments.
The agreement shall state terms and conditions for repaying the contribution and the total period over which the instalments will be spread. That period may not exceed 6 months from the date on which the agreement is concluded.
O.C. 1073-96, s. 29; O.C. 1454-97, s. 15.