I’m moving home: how will this affect my Child Benefit?
Child Benefit in Brussels and Wallonia, Groeipakket in Vlaanderen
Good news, to affiliate, a few pieces of information are enough! You will then receive Child Benefit in your new region in Belgium. The amounts are the same in all Child Benefit Funds in the same region. Because they are set by law! And why choose KidsLife? Discover it here.
How much Child Benefit will you receive in the new region?
Calculate what you will receive each month with our calculator.
Are you affiliated with KidsLife and moving to another region in Belgium?
Then it only takes 3 steps to receive child benefit from your new region!
- Go to the Population Service of the municipality where you will live.
- A neighborhood inspector will come to validate your move. When your change of address is registered in the national register, we receive the information automatically. KidsLife takes care of the transfer of your file.
- You will receive a letter from KidsLife confirming the transfer of your file as well as a document from the new region. Just send us back the signed form (by mail or email)!
Does the amount of Child Benefit change with a move to another region?
Yes, because since 2019, the regions manage child allowances. If you move to another region, you will therefore notice changes in amounts but also in conditions to receive Child Benefit.
No stress, KidsLife pays you the maximum amount you are entitled to based on your region, family situation, and household income. To be sure, we will not fail to ask you for the missing information.
Do you want to have a concrete idea of the Child Benefit provided by your new region?
For example : on July 7th, the Costa family leaves Brussels to settle in Wallonia. Clara's little brother was receiving a child allowance supplement to help him live with his disability. From August 1st, KidsLife Wallonia takes over the file. Our colleagues will send the necessary documents for Jason's difficulties to be recognized in Wallonia and for him to continue receiving a supplement.
How long does it take to be affiliated with the Child Benefit Fund of the new region?
There is no waiting time. The payment of Child Benefit does not stop: the new Fund will pay the allowances from the month following your move. (For information, child allowances are always paid at the end of the month, like a salary. For example, allowances for the month of August are paid at the beginning of September.)
What is a regularization between regions?
It happens that a change of address is registered with a delay in the national register. In this case, the region you are leaving may have paid your Child Benefit instead of your new region. This is why a regularization between regions must take place: the new Fund/region reimburses the old one. You will receive an information letter regarding this regularization. You don't have to do anything!
For example: on July 15th, the Verbeek family leaves Wallonia for the Brussels region. The registration with the municipality is delayed. KidsLife Brussels is only notified on September 2nd.
KidsLife Wallonia will continue to pay until September, then transfer the file to Brussels. KidsLife Wallonia will ask KidsLife Brussels to reimburse the months of August and September.
In short, we take care of everything and keep you informed!
You are moving within Belgium, without changing regions
You will continue to receive the same amounts under the same conditions as before your move.
Wait... are you moving because the family situation has changed? Like living alone with your children or cohabiting with a new partner? Then the amounts may change, as the conditions are different.
You are moving abroad
Inform us of your departure so that we can adjust the payment of Child Benefit. This way, you won't have to repay anything. If you are moving abroad and your employer (or your partner's employer) is Belgian, you can continue to receive allowances from the region where the employer is located!
6 handy tips for moving home
go to the municipality
Officially update your address with the municipal services of your new home.
Bpost allows you to have your mail forwarded to your new address.
carefully read the contract
What charges are included in the rent? For example, do you have to empty the septic tank or trim the trees in your garden? Think about it to assess your budget!
inform the fire insurance
And also adjust the different contracts.to the necessary insurance for the family
plan for meter readings or gas installation
If you are renting a house, the previous tenant must first communicate the gas and electricity meter readings to their energy supplier and terminate their contract. Make sure to conclude contracts for internet, gas, and electricity before moving.
inform the bank and the employer
Unemployed? Inform Forem/actiris and your payment fund. Business owner? You have 1 month to inform the BCE.to the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises
activate your free digital safe
Izimi is a digital and secure safe developed by the Belgian notary and available for free to any Belgian citizen over 18 years old.to information about Izimi
To affiliate with KidsLife and receive Child Benefit in your new region, it's very easy. Just have your ID card and bank account at hand.