The 62-year-old, who was jailed for starting a house fire which killed six of his children, has been given £21,781.97, according to reports
Killer dad Mick Philpott has reportedly been awarded nearly £22,000 of public cash to fight civil cases.
The 62-year-old, who started a fire which killed six of his children, has been given £21,781.97 for the hearings, according to Daily Star Sunday .
Philpott, who plotted the 2012 blaze with wife Mairead, burned down the three-bedroom house in Derby in an attempt to get given a bigger council house.
Children Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, all died after getting trapped upstairs.
The parents, along with pal Paul Mosley were found guilty of manslaughter and Philpott was given a life sentence with a minimum 15 year term.
Details of the civil cases cannot be revealed for legal reasons, but said a series of hearings have been held since the fire.
The cash is on top of the £178,777 Philpott received in legal aid to fight the manslaughter charge.
The dad of 17 was given legal support worth £12,857 in one long-running case which began in 2012, the newspaper reports.
And before the fire, he is claimed to have received £17,820 for two more legal cases.
His wife Mairead got 17 years for her part in the blaze at their council house, which they started deliberately to try to incriminate Philpott’s ex-mistress.
In the note to a pen pal, Mick Philpott apparently wrote about his disgust of still being behind bars and that he was not responsible for the deaths of his children.
He is said to have written from the walls of HMP Wakesfield: “I can’t believe I’m still here. I’m completely innocent”.
The 62-year-old added his “heart and soul have been completely ripped out”, the Star on Sunday reported in October last year.
Philpott, who used to receive the equivalent of £100k a year salary in benefits and wages, was found guilty of killing his six children in a deliberate house fire in 2012.