Fostering FAQs: How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits?
If you currently claim welfare benefits and are interested in fostering there are things to consider with regards to your benefits and it is worth checking this out. The Fostering Foundation will help and support during this process.
Largely fostering payments are not taken into account when calculating welfare benefits, however means tested benefits will vary from person to person.
It is also possible, as the HMRC can consider fostering as “work”, to claim “Working Tax Credits” while having a child in placement.
For more information and advice, please check the The Fostering Network, which also has a link to a benefits calculator.