Varadker Changes the Rules for Child Benefit for Fostered Children

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In one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadker has changes the regulations relating to the payment of child benefit for children in foster care.

According to the Dept of Social Protection
Child Benefit (previously known as Children's Allowance) is payable to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age, or under 18 years of age if the child is in full-time education, Youthreach training or has a disability.
However, foster parents, while guardians of a child, will not be entitled to claim child benefit for the first six months a child is placed with them. Instead the child benefit will be placed to the parent who has had that child removed from their care.

Many foster parents struggle financially while caring for vulnerable children and now Varadker has removed a financial assistance that will further impact on the ability of foster parents to do the job they are attempting to do.
 


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In one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadker has changes the regulations relating to the payment of child benefit for children in foster care.

According to the Dept of Social Protection


However, foster parents, while guardians of a child, will not be entitled to claim child benefit for the first six months a child is placed with them. Instead the child benefit will be placed to the parent who has had that child removed from their care.

Many foster parents struggle financially while caring for vulnerable children and now Varadker has removed a financial assistance that will further impact on the ability of foster parents to do the job they are attempting to do.
If he had made a change to take money from the previous parents and give it to the foster parents, you'd have whinged too.

Day ending in y? Why, it's a whinge about de gubbermint day.
 

eoghanacht

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Who he's rewarding feckless parents, what need have they for financial aid for a child that is not living with them?
 

LISTOWEL MAN

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you'll only get money if you get pregnant and the father isn't around like!!!
 
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Seems like a better plan would be to withhold the six months of payments pending a revue by the Dept of Social Protection.
 

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Stage one of getting everybody angry at the benefits system, prior to dismantling all protection.
Make acts of lunacy to get people demanding change, then in comes the hatchet.
Has the Free State not launched a carbon copy of Chanel 5 'benefits street' yet, to get the right wing idiot blood boiling?
 

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We might be jumping the gun here, the OP has no link and there is no sign of an announcement on the DSP site or Merrion Street. Fúck knows what he has misread somewhere.
 

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In one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadker has changes the regulations relating to the payment of child benefit for children in foster care.

According to the Dept of Social Protection


However, foster parents, while guardians of a child, will not be entitled to claim child benefit for the first six months a child is placed with them. Instead the child benefit will be placed to the parent who has had that child removed from their care.

Many foster parents struggle financially while caring for vulnerable children and now Varadker has removed a financial assistance that will further impact on the ability of foster parents to do the job they are attempting to do.
So what is the reasoning around this and any link supporting your thread?
 

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They're hardly underpaid as it is. €325 a week for a child under 12, €352 a week for a child over 12.

Tusla pays a basic maintenance allowance to foster parents and families and offers strong support structures to assist the child, carer and family during the fostering term. Tusla also provides training for the carer or family, on-going liaison with social workers, insurance and a medical card for the child in care. Allowances payable for children in foster care placements are as follows:

Age of child Weekly rate
Under 12 years €325 per child
Over 12 years €352 per child
 

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Child allowance should be stopped at the third child regardless of fostering.
 

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In one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadker has changes the regulations relating to the payment of child benefit for children in foster care.

According to the Dept of Social Protection


However, foster parents, while guardians of a child, will not be entitled to claim child benefit for the first six months a child is placed with them. Instead the child benefit will be placed to the parent who has had that child removed from their care.

Many foster parents struggle financially while caring for vulnerable children and now Varadker has removed a financial assistance that will further impact on the ability of foster parents to do the job they are attempting to do.
Link?
 

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Foster parents get a payment of 325 euro per week per child under 12 and 252 euro per week per child over 12, not really sure how they're struggling without child benefit on top of that for 6 months. This is another whinge thread, life under a Cultural Marxist government would be so much worse.
 

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Who he's rewarding feckless parents, what need have they for financial aid for a child that is not living with them?
Some are feckless.

Some parents of children who end up in Foster care aren't.
 

eoghanacht

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They're hardly underpaid as it is. €325 a week for a child under 12, €352 a week for a child over 12.
Now. Why do you think it's so high?


Could it be that there is a dearth of suitable foster parents? Hmm?
 

eoghanacht

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Sher can't they wear the other twos hand me downs, they can eat their leftovers, wash in this second hand water?
 


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