Reply To: Foster children

Julian Hobson

I don’t think this really needs any further debate. I have had a quick squint at the earlier replies (including mine) and they are all pretty silent on the obvious:

Foster children are Non deps and so must be occupiers for LHA in the same way as any other non dep.

Reg 3 defines non dep at 3(2)(c) as including any child or young person not a member of the household by virtue of reg 21.

Reg 21 (3)(a) refers to foster children.

I suggest you just erase the DWP guidance from your mind !