Special Guardianship Allowance

DAVID SMITH made this Freedom of Information request to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,
1/ The governments own means testing model recommends that people on income support should not be means tested and that the allowance should be paid in full woth no deductions for child benefit do you comply with this or do you means test then deduct.

2/ If a child is on DLA do you use this as income when means testing.

3/When a child is on DLA (middle or high rate) the child tax credit pay a DISABILTY PREMUIM with the child tax credit do you deduct this premium or do you just deduct the basic child tax credit.

4/ Special guardians are told by Natiuonal support groups that the allowance should be the National minimum fostering allowance rate do you comply with this and what constitutes the minimum ie: pocket money etc.

5/ Do you increase the allowance annually if not how often do you increase it.

Yours faithfully,


FOI, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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RE: - Request For Information

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