If you are an approved foster carer (formal kinship carer in Scotland) you may be allowed an extra bedroom when working out your Housing Benefit as long as your home has the extra room needed. This applies whether or not a child is placed with you or you are between placements, so long as you have fostered a child, or become an approved foster carer, in the last 12 months.

A parent company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors; the second company being deemed as a subsidiary of the parent company. The definition of a parent company differs by jurisdiction, with the definition normally being defined by way of laws dealing with companies in that jurisdiction.


One measure we take to enforce this rule is to compare EI information with information from the Canada Border Services Agency. If we find you have been out of the country while collecting benefits, we will determine whether you were entitled to receive those benefits. If you were not entitled to receive them, we will calculate how much we overpaid you, and you will then have to repay the benefits.

We will always store your personal details securely. We’ll use them to provide the service that you have requested, and communicate with you in the way(s) that you have agreed to. Your data may also be used for analysis purposes, to help us improve our services and communicate with you most effectively. We will only allow your information to be used by suppliers working on our behalf and we’ll only share it to deliver a service to you or if required to do so by law. For more details about how we process your data please see our Privacy Policy.
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