Care allowance

Some families require additional support. Such as when their child is suffering from a long-term illness, for example. Or if their child requires extra assistance due to a mental or physical handicap. The care allowance is intended to lighten the financial burden in such circumstances.  


Zorgtoeslag bij Groeipakket of Kinderbijslag

Entitlement to care allowance

How do you know if your child is eligible?  

To find out if you’re eligible, your child must undergo a medical assessment. The doctor examines 3 pillars: the (physical and/or mental) consequences of the child's disability or illness, its impact on the child's day-to-day life and its impact on their family.  

Each pillar is awarded a number of points. If your child scores 4 points or more in pillar 1, or 6 points in the 3 pillars combined, then they’re entitled to a care allowance. The higher the score, the greater the care allowance amount.  

What happens when your child reaches 21 years of age?  

Your child’s care allowance terminates at 21 years of age. At that point, you’ll only receive the basic Child Benefit amount. However, you can apply for a disability allowance.  

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Care Allowance in Flanders

You receive the care allowance in addition to the basic Growth package amount on a monthly basis. The amount ranges between 85,70 euros and 571,30 euros, depending on the number of points awarded in 1 or more pillars:

  Less than 4 points in pillar 1  4 points or more in pillar 1 
Total 0 - 5 points  / 85,70 Euro
Total 6 - 8 points 114,13 Euro 439,63  Euro
Total 9 - 11 points 266,33  Euro 439,63 Euro
Total 12 - 14 points 439,63 Euro 439,63 Euro
Total 15 - 17 points 499,89 Euro 499,89 Euro
Total 18 - 20 points 535,60 Euro 535,60 Euro
Total + 20 points 571,30 Euro 571,30 Euro

Dit zijn de bedragen van na de indexering op 01/09/2021

How do you apply for the care allowance? 

Please contact us directly. KidsLife will send your request to the FPS Social Security or, from 2019 onwards, to the Child and Family Agency’s 'Opgroeien' division.  
You may contact these services directly with any questions related to the medical assessment.  

Through your online Customer Portal My KidsLife you can easily submit an application


Care Allowance in Brussels and Wallonia

You receive the care allowance in addition to the basic Child Benefit amount on a monthly basis. The amount ranges between 89,15 euros and 594,36 euros, depending on the number of points awarded in 1 or more pillars. 

  Less than 4 points in pillar 1 4 points or more in pillar 1 
Total 0 - 5 points  geen toeslag 89,15 Euro
Total 6 - 8 points 118,74 Euro 457,37  Euro
Total 9 - 11 points 277,08  Euro 457,37 Euro
Total 12 - 14 points 457,37 Euro 457,37 Euro
Total 15 - 17 points 520,07 Euro 520,07 Euro
Total 18 - 20 points 557,21 Euro 557,21 Euro
Total + 20 points 594,36 Euro 594,36 Euro

How do you apply for the care allowance? 

Please contact us directly. KidsLife will send your request to the FPS Social Security, who will in turn send you the form for completion by the doctor. The FPS Social Security doctor will subsequently determine the number of points in the various pillars. 

Through your online Customer Portal My KidsLife you can easily submit an application


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