New Child Benefit in Wallonia

Child benefit in Brussels and Wallonia is changing in line with Flanders as of 2020. KidsLife will remain your Child Benefit payment provider in 2020 and beyond, and together we will continue to seek happiness for every child. The basic amounts and supplements have undergone major reform in Wallonia. 

Below is an overview of the new Child benefit legislation in Wallonia. 

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Baby bonus or maternity allowance  

As with the former child benefit legislation, you receive a one-off baby bonus or maternity allowance upon the birth of each child. You also receive this same amount when adopting a child, under the adoption allowance scheme. If you are expecting a child after 01/01/2020 you are entitled to the following amount:

A one-off payment for every birth or adoption EUR 1122

Apply for maternity allowance here


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Basic Child Benefit amount 

As of 2020, tiered payments will no longer apply and we will consider the age of your children instead. This fair system ensures that every child receives the correct entitlement. Because every child deserves happiness. 

The amounts depend on your family circumstances and family income. 

Age 

Monthly amount 

0-17 years 

EUR 158,10*

18-24 years 

EUR 168,10*

* During 01/01/2020 to 29/02/2020 the basic amount was EUR 155 (0-17 years) and EUR 165 (18-24 years).

Your entitlement to child benefit ceases at the end of the month in which your child turns 25. 

See here the amounts for children born before 2020


School bonus 

This supplementary allowance applies to every child from birth. The school bonus is paid in the month of August. The amounts that you will receive are detailed below: 

Age Supplement
0 - 5 years EUR 20,4
5 - 10 years EUR 30,6
11 - 16 years EUR 51
starting from 18 years EUR 81,6

Disability allowance 

Children with a recognised condition remain entitled to this supplement.  

Read all about the Disability Allowance


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Social allowances 

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. 

Two different thresholds apply to children born from 2020 onwards: 

Threshold amount 1 EUR 31.603,68 a year
Threshold amount 2 EUR 51.000 a year

Only those families who earn less than Threshold amount 1 or whose earnings fall between Threshold amount 1 and 2 are entitled to a social allowance. 

The criteria for children born prior to 01/01/2020 remain the same as before. A threshold of 30,984 Euros gross per year applies to these families. 

Social allowance for single-parent families 

You are entitled to the social allowance for single-parent families if your annual gross income is less than 30,984 Euros. This supplementary allowance is always provisional and your income is only verified following submission of your tax return. The 2020 social allowance will therefore be verified in 2022. 

The following amounts apply to children born on or after 01/01/2020: 

Max EUR 30.984 per year EUR 20,40 per child per month
Income between EUR 30.984 and EUR 50.000 Euro per year EUR 10,20 per child per month

Apply for this social allowance here:

Apply for Social Allowance

Social allowance for large families 

You are entitled to the supplementary allowance for single-parent families if your annual gross income is less than 31.603,68 Euros. This supplementary allowance is always provisional and your income is only verified following submission of your tax return. The 2020 allowance will therefore be verified in 2022. 

Your family circumstances also play an important role. All children in the family are included in the family size calculation. However, only children born after 01/01/2020 are entitled to this allowance. 

The following amounts apply to children born on or after 01/01/2020: 

Max 31.603,68 per year EUR 35,70 per child per month
Income between EUR 31.603,68 and EUR 51.000 Euro per year EUR 20,40 per child per month

All about the social allowances


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Which child benefit payment provider should I choose? 

Choose KidsLife today! Up until December 2020, only those who are pregnant or not yet receiving child benefit can choose their child benefit payment provider. Apply for Child Benefit at KidsLife now and we'll arrange everything as quickly as possible! 

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