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To apply for Home Responsibilities Protection (HRP), you can use either the:
postal form CF411
Applying as a foster carer
As a foster carer you’ll need to send HMRC a copy of an up-to-date letter of confirmation from the local authority or fostering agency.
Applying as a carer of the sick or disabled
Send HMRC evidence to show the allowance or benefits you were paid during the period that you were caring for a sick or disabled person. The evidence must show that it was paid to cover at least 48 weeks of each year you’re claiming HRP.
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How to apply
Use the online service
To apply online you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you apply.
Submit the letter of confirmation or supporting evidence by attaching it to the online form. If you submit it using the online form, the plan should be no more than 5MB in PDF or JPEG format.
Send the postal form
You’ll need to fill in the postal form on-screen fully before you can print it. You cannot save a partly completed form so you should gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.
Submit your letter of confirmation or supporting evidence by post along with your postal application form.