The Budget proposes to amend the Children’s Special Allowances Act and its regulations to provide for the payment of a special allowance to a child protection agency (as listed in section 3 of the Children’s Special Allowances Act) in respect of a child who is a former Crown ward when the child is placed in the custody of a legal guardian, tutor or similar individual and the agency provides financial assistance for the maintenance of that child.

This measure will apply to special allowances payable for months after December 2011.