Child Benefit in Brussels
Important! All Brussels families that would receive less child benefit under the new system starting in 2020 will continue to receive child benefit according to the pre-2020 rules!
Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance
As per the former child benefit legislation, you receive a one-off starting amount or maternity allowance upon the birth of each child. You also receive this same amount in the event of an adoption, under the adoption bonus scheme. If you are expecting a child after 01/01/2020 you will receive the following amounts:
Child Benefit basic amount
As of 2020, tiered payments will no longer apply. The basic amount will instead be based on the age of your children. This fair system ensures that every child receives what they are entitled to. Because every child deserves happiness.
The amounts depend on your family circumstances and family income
|Age||Born after 2020||Born prior to 2020|
|Families with 1 child and an income of more than 36.001,76 euros gross per year (regardless of age)||172,31 euros per month||160,82 euros per month|
Supplementary Child Allowance
Children with at least one deceased parent are entitled to the orphan’s allowance.
If one of the parents is deceased, the basic amount is supplemented with half of the basic amount. If both parents are deceased, the basic amount is doubled.
As of 2020, the orphan’s allowance is no longer dependent on the cohabitation of one of the parents.
Annual Age Supplement
This allowance is available for every family from the birth of the child.
This annual age supplement is paid in the month of August. The amounts that you will receive are detailed below:
|0 to 5 years||22,08 euros|
|6 to 11 years||33,12 euros|
12 to 25 years (no higher education)
12 to 25 years (higher education)
Children with a recognised condition remain entitled to this supplement.
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Supplementary Income Allowance
Every child deserves happiness! In order to provide families with maximum support, we provide a supplementary allowance that is based on your family size and family income. You can check your eligibility for this allowance below:
Your annual family income is less than €36.001,76 (monthly amounts per child)
|0 to 11 years||1st Child||45,95 euros|
|2nd Child||80,41 euros|
|From 3 Children||126,36 euros|
|12 to 24 years||1st Child||57,44 Euro|
|2nd Child||91,90 Euro|
|From 3 Children||137,84 Euro|
Single-parent family (as a supplement to the allowance)
- 1 Child: not entitled to an allowance
- From 2 Children: 10,61 euros extra per child
- From 3 Children: 21,22 euros extra per child
Your annual family income is between €36.001,76 and €52.260,62(monthly amounts per child)
|1 child||not entitled to an allowance|
|From 2 Children||28,72 euro per child|
|From 3 Children||82,71 euro per child|
Are you in a specific situation? Or is there a change in the family situation? This may affect your Growth Package. View the different situations here.
Different situations in your family
- I recently moved to Belgium
- I am going to be a foster parent
- My income has fallen
- Divorce & Co-Parenting
- Living and/or working abroad
Specific situations for your child
Frequently asked questions
The maximum age for Child Benefit and Growth Package entitlement is 25 years. From the age of 18 upwards, you must satisfy certain criteria in order to retain your Child Benefit and Growth Package entitlement. No regular or automatic substitute applies once your entitlement to Child Benefit has ceased. If your child was entitled to a Care Allowance due to a specific support requirement, then they may be entitled to a Disability Allowance once their Child Benefit entitlement has ceased. Please note that this is not an automatic entitlement. It must be requested and the application subsequently investigated.
- Contact form: this instantly provides us with all your personal information and enables us to respond swiftly to your enquiry.
- By phone: our KidsLife advisers are happy to help you over the phone. Please have your National Register number to hand, to enable us to provide prompt assistance.
- My KidsLife: your online Child Benefit and Growth Package file is available 24/7. Want to report a change in your circumstances or download a certificate? You can do all this and more in your My KidsLife online file.
- Your local KidsLife office: regardless where you live, you’ll always find a KidsLife office nearby. Locate an office near you here. In many cases, we can help you without necessitating a visit to our offices.
And you can obviously refer to the answers in this extensive list of frequently asked questions from our customers.
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