Last updated: 25/1/2019

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The objectives of the Foster Parent Allowances (FPA) programme is to financially assist avoiding children's poverty and securing their basic needs.

Programme components
Unfortunately, we did not find enough information on the payment modality of the Foster Parent Allowances (FPA) programme.
Conditionalities (if any)
The conditionalities of the Foster Parent Allowances (FPA) programme requires 80 percent of school attendance.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeted areas
Eligibility criteria
Families consisting of foster parents and their children under 18 years of age, who earn an income below the national poverty line, are eligible for the programme. Children must be enrolled in school
NSPA. n.d. Foster Parent Allowance. National Social Protection Agency website. <>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Eligibility is reassessed in the following cases: increase in the family's income; child getting married or employed; death of the child or parent; decrease in child's school attendance below 80 per cent without a reasonable explanation; child's guardianship changing to the government; child participating in another government funded allowance; migration to another island; and child no longer living with their legal guardians. The foster parents are mandated by law to inform programme if such changes take place.

Coverage and other information

Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Benefits last until the child reaches the age of 18 but may end before, depending on a change in the family's situation as listed under ‘eligibility reassessment’ above