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Dear Leeds City Council,

Please can you let me know the formula you use to determine whether someone is eligible for adoption allowance assuming this was predetermined (subject to means test) during adoption process.

E.g. In Scotland, its widely publicised as follows:

A - Salary
B - Mortgage + Buildings and Contents Insurance
C - cost of living for each person including children

If B+C is greater than A, then they are eligible.

Can you also tell me what figure you use for C?

Yours faithfully,

J.Lewis

IMG.AC.FOI, Leeds City Council

Dear J Lewis

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 20624)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 6, March 2018. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request regarding adoption allowance calculator.

 

Please can you let me know the formula you use to determine whether
someone is eligible for adoption allowance assuming this was predetermined
(subject to means test) during adoption process.

 

Leeds City Council assess the adopters on the 0.6% of the difference
between income and expenditure.

 

Income                                                                                                                                                
Expenditure

•             applicant 1’s
wage                                                                        
                                  £114.85 Allowance for couple/single
parent parents allowance/single

•             applicant 2’s
wage                                                                                                          
66.90     Allowance per child per week               

•             Other income eg: rent, pension, any other
income                                           Mortgage

•             Child Tax
Credit                                                                                                            
    Mortgage Endowment

•             Working Tax
Credit                                                                                                         
Water Rates      

Council Tax        

                                                                                                                                                                Loan
(maximum £20 per
week)                                                                                                                                      
                          

                                                                                                                                                                building
insurance

                                                 
                                                                                                              Pension
Fund

               

Child benefit as this is usually deducted.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
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your request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the
act. Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Information, Knowledge & Procedures
Lead, Resources & Housing via email to [1][email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784251, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sam Slatcher

Information Access Officer

Information Management & Governance

Digital & Information Service

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 37 84251

 

 

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