Adopters out of pocket in income support muddle

January 2010
Community Care;1/14/2010, Issue 1801, p5
The article reports that families in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, have lost out on up to 37,000 pounds each because their adoption allowances were erroneously taken into account when calculating income support. Jean Letton, manager of the council's adoption service, said that, in her annual review of adoption allowances within the council, she had found two families who had been penalised in this way. One family was reimbursed 18,000 pound and the other 37,000 pound.


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