Foster Parent Fees and Family, Child and Baby Tax Credits

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Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

Are the FEES that Foster Parents receive as a 'reward' for being Foster Parents taken into account when decisions are made about whether such parents need Family, Baby and Child Tax Credits in respect of THEIR OWN CHILDREN.

Note - By FEES I DON'T mean Foster Child Maintenance Allowances, and i know that Tax Credits can't be claimed for Foster Children.

Yours faithfully,

A WILLIAMS

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Dear Request, FOI (Security FOI Team),

Could you please give me the answer to my question 'in everyday English', rather than 'official jargon'.

Yours sincerely,

A Williams

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Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

I'm NOT a Foster Parent. Rather I'm engaged in researching the appalling difference between the way that Low Income Natural Parents are treated on the one hand and the way that Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents are treated, on the other hand - with regard to help with Child Maintenance Costs

Adoptive Parents are subject to some kind of means-test, (not necessarily the one recommended by the DES), - but FOSTERING ALLOWANCES are used as a base. These are FAR, FAR HIGHER than the combined Child Benefit and Baby, Child and Family Tax Credits payable to low income natural parents, (not all of whom are unemployed!) Income level affects the degree to which parents etc, can 'meet the needs' of the children for whom they have responsibility.

Your Department's literature refers to Foster Parent 'Pay', (eg profits), as 'Rewards'. This is one of several pseudonyms I've encountered being used by Councils.

Fostering Allowances are NON-MEANS-TESTED. What I'm trying to discover via the relevant question is whether Foster Parents receive yet more 'special treatment' BECAUSE they are 'Foster Parents'.

Yours faithfully,

A Williams

Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

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Dear Mr Williams

Please find attached HMRC's response.

<<A Williams FOI 2487-10 response.pdf>>

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