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Foster carers and benefits - Can I get any other benefits?

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Can I get any other benefits?

If you get disability benefits like Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Attendance Allowance, your disability benefit will not be affected by fostering a child.

If you are a carer and you are fostering a child, your fostering allowance will be ignored when working out if you can get Carer’s Allowance.

You cannot get Child Benefit for a child you are fostering.

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