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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), Adult Disability Payment Scotland 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.

Updated: May 2022

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