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Document What evidence can I send to prove Foster Carer Allowance?

The Carer Financial Statement should be supplied as supporting evidence. This statement details the name and date of birth of the child, the number of days of foster care and the total of non-taxable and taxable elements along with the total of all payments received. This will allow us to calculate the qualifying amount for the bursary calculation, if applicable.

If this is not available then a HMRC statement showing the taxable element of foster carer allowance received should be supplied to us.
If none of the above documents are available any of the following documents can be considered as evidence:
  • Tax self-assessment form
  • Tax computation summary
You should include a cover letter with the details of the children and all of the information that would have been included in the Carer Financial Statement.  The cover letter should also include a reason as to why no other documents could be provided.

What do I need to send with my supporting evidence?

When sending any evidence, correspondence or paper applications you must include the following:
  • Student coversheet - You can print your student coversheet from the "Documents" section of your BOSS account. This contains your unique barcode reference which enables us to locate your BOSS record and link your documents to it.
  • Self-addressed pre-paid return envelope – This enables us to return your evidence to you. We recommend you pay Signed For or Special Delivery postage on this envelope so that you can track the return of your documents.
When posting anything to us, please also write your SBA reference number (you can obtain this from your student coversheet) in the first line of the postal address and your preferred return address on the back of the envelope that you are sending your documents in.

Failure to provide your student coversheet and a self-addressed envelope (if you're sending evidence to us) will result in the assessment of your application and the return of your documents being delayed. This could also possibly result in a delay to any payment of bursary due to you.

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