Q. I cannot afford court fees for filing a case.
How do I get a fee waiver? I have also been told that this is known as poor person's relief or informa pauperis or indigent relief.
From the CourtHelp website:
If you are getting public benefits, are a low-income person, or do not have enough money to pay for your household’s basic needs and your court fees, you can ask the court for a "fee waiver." This is also called "poor person’s relief." [CPLR 1101]
With a fee waiver, you won’t have to pay court costs for starting a case, filing a jury demand, appealing a court decision and getting a transcript of the trial.