A Children in Care Allowance – Residential Service is paid to Residential Homes that provide residential service to children.

Moreover, this allowance is paid until a child reaches twenty-one (21) years of age.

What you'll get

The payment for this allowance is issued every thirteen (13) weeks in advance.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates.


General eligibility criteria:

  • Residential homes providing residential service to children, receive a Child in Care Allowance only when approved by the ​Ministry for Social Policy and Children’s Rights.


How to apply

General documentation:

  • Correspondence with Institutes indicating children under their care. Click here to download this document.
  • Application endorsed by Aġenzija Appoġġ with children’s details (in case of new admissions). Click here to download this document.

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.

The application must be submitted within six (6) months from initialization of fostering as stipulated by the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.). The allowance, or part of it, may be forfeited if the application is submitted late.