This is the comprehensive guide to beneﬁts and tax credits where children are living apart from their parents, including children in kinship or foster care, children being looked after by the local authority, or at residential school, in residential care or in hospital.
Updated to include the impact of all recent social security changes, including universal credit and the ‘bedroom tax’, it covers:
- beneﬁt and tax credit entitlement when children are living away from home
- how payments made by local authorities to carers affect beneﬁts and tax credits
- local authority responsibilities to care leavers
- how to challenge decisions.
Fully referenced to legislation and caselaw, and with easy-to-follow practical examples, it is an essential guide for anyone working with families and children in Scotland.
This is available as a free online subscription.
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