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Child Benefit becomes "Groeipakket" on 1/01/2019.

Child benefit for everyone

The Growth Package is intended for all children in Flanders.
The Growth Package contains two fixed amounts. These automatically apply to every child residing in Flanders: 

Starting amount 

a one-off payment for every birth or adoption 

1.122,00 euros
Basic amount 

monthly

163,20  euros *

regardless of age 

School bonus 

an annual supplementary amount for each child 

depending on age (payment on 8 August)

* In most cases, children born before 2019 will continue to receive the same amount that they received prior to this date. 


Maternity allowance

Starting amount

Proud parents are entitled to a starting amount of 1,122 euros for the birth of each new baby (the former maternity allowance). This amount is the same for every child and does not decrease as more siblings are born, (as was formerly the case with Federal legislation). You are also entitled to a starting amount if you are adopting one or more children. 

Apply for starting amount

(for online application, we require your National Register number and a doctor's certificate with the expected due date) 

I'm pregnant


Basisbedrag

Basic amount

The monthly child allowance remains the basis of the Growth Package. This amount is 163.20  euros per month for children born from 2019 onwards. This amount is the same for all children in the family.

Any children born before 2019 will continue to receive the same amount that they received prior to this date. 


Annual age supplement

School bonus

The school bonus has been available for some time and provides families with an additional financial boost at the start of the school year. It is paid in August, together with the child benefit for the month of July. The amounts vary from 20.40  euros to 61.20  euros

0 - 4 years 20,40 euros / year
5 - 11 years 35,70 euros / year
12 - 17 years 51 euros / year
18 - 24 years 61,20 euros / year

The school bonus is paid automatically. 

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