Clothing Allowance for Orphan's Benefit and Unsupported Child's Benefit

A Clothing Allowance is a weekly payment we give you if you get Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit for children in your care, to help you pay for their clothing.

Who can get it

You will get a Clothing Allowance if you get Unsupported Child's Benefit or Orphan's Benefit.

What you can get

How much you get is based on the age of the child you care for. We'll change the payment automatically when the child's age changes - you don't have to tell us.

How to apply

You don't need to apply. You'll get this payment automatically when you get Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit.

Payments

The Clothing Allowance will be paid with your Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit. If this benefit stops, your allowance will also stop.