This allowance is given to those
families providing authorized foster care to children.
family, married couple and single individuals (in particular cases only),
irrespective of their age, class, race and religion, can become foster carers
after undergoing training, followed by an assessment and approval by the
Fostering and Adoption Panel.
application for Child in Care benefit is to be filled and signed by both
parents where applicable.
must be signed and rubber-stamped Agenzija APPOGG.
copy of the decision letter issued by the Forstering Board.
Payments for this benefit are issued
during the months of December, March, June and September. Should you wish to
know the precise day the payment will be issued, please refer to our Payment
Dates section by clicking here.
Alternatively, the benefit rates
payable can be viewed by clicking
Foster Care Allowance payments are
deposited directly into a beneficiary’s bank account unless the applicant is in
receipt of Social and Unemployment Assistance, Age Pension or has an
outstanding garnishee order. In the case of a garnishee order, the claimant
must produce a legal document stating the details of the garnishee orders.
Claimants in receipt of Social and Unemployment Assistance wishing to have
their Foster Care Allowance payments deposited directly into their bank account
may also present a document with their request which will be reviewed
Payments for Foster Care Allowance
are made every 13 weeks and the payment covers the upcoming 13 weeks in
How to Apply
The Application must be submitted to
the Department of Social Security, signed by both fosterers where applicable
and endorsed and rubber-stamped by APPOGG. A copy of the decision letter issued
by the Fostering Board is to be submitted with the application. Application
should be submitted within six months as stipulated by law. The whole allowance, or part of it may be
forfeited if the application is received late. No
documents in relation to income have to be submitted since there is NO INCOME
TEST related to this allowance.
The applicant may call at any Social
Security Office (view
list here) and
Alternatively, one may download a copy of the form by visiting our