Started receiving adoption allowance in March , she was previously fostered by us , but we have legal agreement that she will Re rice the allowance until her 18 th Birthday as she has a disability . Court granted the order on 6 July . We just received paperwork so can apply for tax credits and child benefit now . But LA will deduct those amounts from allowance . Doesn't seem right , government will award us tax credits to top up income but LA will keep us on low income
Our adoption allowance is NOT means tested . This is written into the court order , it will remain at its current level with rise in line with fostering allowances at age intervals . They are not deducting tax credits because we have breached an income threshold , it is standard , does it still remain that they can deduct tax credits amount from the adoption allowance ?
It says ..
Gary and Sonja will receive the same payment for c as when she was fostered by them. The adoption allowance started on 27 March 2015 and will continue until she is 18 years old .
This is a non means tested payment .
Child benefit and child tax credit will be deducted from these payments and can be claimed following the granting of the adoption order .
I don't have a copy of the actual court order , this is the wording placed in the docs for court
It wasn't discussed by we read it on the paperwork , it wasn't the focus at the time , we just wanted to adopt her .
Can they deduct it legally it not ?
OK thank you