Old Child Benefit in Wallonia

Child Benefit in Wallonia has undergone a major change since 01/01/2020. If you received child benefit on 31/12/2019, then in most cases you will continue to receive the same amounts as before 2020. All new-born children and, in some situations, Walloon families will come under the new child benefit scheme.  

Read here about the old Child Benefit scheme in Wallonia. 

Basic Child Benefit amount in Wallonia before 2020

The basic Child Benefit amount is the monthly payment that you receive around the 8th of each month. Orphans with one or both parents deceased also receive the monthly orphan’s allowance.  

The basic amount depends on the child’s birth rank. The amount increases incrementally from the first to the third child. The same amount is paid for every subsequent child following the third.  

In Wallonia, in addition to the basic amount, you also receive a monthly age supplement. As the name suggests, this supplement depends on the age of your children.  

Basic amount  

Per month 

1st child  

107,89 euros 

2nd child  

199,64 euros 

3rd child  

298,07 euros 

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Sociale Toeslag in Wallonië voor 2020

Social Allowance in Wallonia 

In Wallonia, families with a gross income of less than 31.604,68 euros per year are entitled to a Social Allowance. This income is checked via FPS Finance. If your family income is lower than the limit amount, you automatically receive this allowance, even if you did not submit an application. 

You receive the following monthly Social Allowance: 

1st child  

54,92 euros 

2nd child  

34,05 euros 

From 3rd child (partner family)  

5,98​​​​​​​ euros 

From 3rd child (single-parent family)  

27,45​​​​​​​ euros 

Read about the Social Allowance from 2020

Other supplementary Child Benefit allowances 

In Wallonia, orphans or children with a disability may be entitled to supplementary Child Benefit. The new Child Benefit scheme from 2020 has broadly incorporated these allowances with a number of minor amendments.  

Orphan’s allowance: Children with at least one deceased parent are entitled to a fixed orphan's allowance of 414,47 euros 

Allowance for children with a disability: This is a monthly supplementary allowance in addition to the basic amount for children with a specific disability or illness. This monthly allowance can be awarded up until the age of 21. The allowance amount varies according to the number of points the child scores on the medical-social scale. It is intended to help parents cope with the financial consequences of their child’s support needs. 

New Child Benefit legislation in Wallonia 

In Wallonia, Child Benefit has undergone a major reform since 01/01/2020. In Wallonia, too, KidsLife remains the Child Benefit fund that ensures correct and punctual payment! Curious to know what has changed to your Child Benefit?  

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