Claiming benefits –
Check a benefits calculator to see what you’re eligible for.
If you’re claiming benefits you need to tell the organisation that pays you that you’re also getting a foster care allowance.
You can get disability benefits for your foster child if they meet the criteria. You may also be able to claim Carer’s Allowance if your foster child gets Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
For more help on how your benefits may change you can speak to an adviser from:
- the organisation that pays you
- Sure Start – a free fostering advice service