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Foster carer fees and allowances

Birthday allowance for foster carers

Birthday allowance is paid automatically. You'll get it with the last payment you receive before their birthday.

The allowance is to cover presents, parties, and other costs of celebrating your foster child's birthday. It is equal to one week's basic maintenance allowance, according to your foster child's age:

  • Child aged 0 to 10 years: £187
  • Child or young person aged 11 to 17 years: £249

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