Housing benefit advice in Benefits and HMRC Posted June 14, 2008 Im still waiting for the council to come back with their figures. the 'maintainence' payments, all i have is a copy of an email sent to the Social worker from her manager confirming it was maintainence payments. They also confirmed im not entitled to claim CB or CTC while receiving them. CB confirmed that if someone is in receipt of 'fostercare' then CB wouldnt be paid. CTC said the same thing. the payments are not classed as fostercare by SS but are by everyone else despite SS saying they arent. There are differing opinions as to wether it should be counted or not because regardless if its foster care or maintainence, its a Social Services payment for the upkeep of a child whos technically their responsibility.