Foster parents are not an employee of the local authority or a foster care agency, as a foster parent, you will be classed as self-employed. We will be able to accept foster care income but in order to do we require evidence of the income, you receive.
This type of income is intended as financial aid for the purpose of covering the costs of the child you are caring for, therefore we are only able to accept the reward element of this amount
To verify your foster income you'll need to enter your income details. In order for our referencing team to verify this, you will need to provide evidence of this income by connecting via Open Banking or uploading one of the following documents:
This needs to be dated within the last 12 months (if you do not have a letter dated within 12 months, please contact the referencing team to check if we can accept the available documents). If you have been receiving this payment for 2+ months, please supply your most recent bank statement to accompany this award letter. We require this to verify that you are still in receipt of this payment.
This needs to be dated within the last 3 months (if you do not have a letter dated within 3 months, please contact the referencing team to check if we can accept the available documents).
Please see here for assistance in completing the Income section of your RentPassport.
Please note: If you are not connected to an agent, sections of your RentPassport are not auto-verified and will appear as self-certified. All manual reviews by our referencing team will be undertaken once you have connected to an agent for a tenancy application.