Tax and Welfare benefits

An online tool 'Tax for Foster carers' is available to help foster carers register with Her Majesty's Revenue and customs (HMRC) as self-employed.

Foster Carers are classed as self-employed and as such must complete their own tax returns.

HMRC Qualifying Care Relief and other helpful documents [opens in new window]

Disability Living Allowance

A guide to claiming Disability Living Allowance for children [PDF] - Claiming for children can be a difficult task for parents and carers - this document provides a step-by-step guide.