What we mean by 'living at home with you'
You can get a TOG care allowance if your child spends at least 4 nights a week in your home.
If your child does not spend at least 4 nights a week in your home, you can also get a TOG care allowance if your child:
- stays in a hospital or a nursing home for less than six months, or
- is away on holiday for only a few days or weeks
If you are divorced or separated, you and your former partner can each receive part of the care allowance
If you are divorced or separated and your child lives with you and your former partner in turn, you can both get part of the care allowance. The way the allowance is to be divided will usually be established in the court order, parenting plan or another written agreement between you. If this is not the case, we will pay each parent half of the care allowance.