Because we were initially the childs foster carers, from birth, with the local authority, before deciding to adopt her.
Never heard of the 2 year rule before, or that they could remove the fee element as we were told we would have the payment until she was 18. The only element that could alter was the means tested element (which has reduced slightly over the past 3 years) However now they say we lose the fee (the largest part) and keep the means tested element
Hope this helps
None - main stream education etc..
No, we never demanded an money we wee surprised when we were awarded it - but once it was given we were lead to believe it was until she was 18.
We can manage without the money but we need to check if it is correct that the can remove the fee?