Affordable Happiness: useful tips from KidsLife

Regardless of whether you’re a first-time mum or dad or an experienced parent: parenting invariably involves a lot of expenses. What premiums are available? Are you entitled to any allowances? How to keep things affordable? These are all questions we would like to help you with. On this page you’ll find everything you need for affordable happiness. From concrete tips on how to save on children’s stuff to an overview of premiums.
The basic amount: monthly Child Benefit amounts per child.

The basic amount: monthly Child Benefit amounts per child.

Children who are entitled to the Growth Package or Child Benefit receive a basic monthly amount. This basic amount can be topped up with supplementary allowances or premiums. Your basic amount is based on a number of conditions and may vary per child. 
The basic amount: monthly Child Benefit amounts per child.
School allowance

School allowance

In certain circumstances children who attend pre-, primary or secondary school are entitled to the Study Allowance. This allowance is also referred to as the selective participation allowance and is intended for families on low incomes. You receive this in addition to the school premium or school bonus that’s paid out in August. 
School allowance
I’ve recently moved to Belgium

I’ve recently moved to Belgium

Welcome to Belgium! You probably have a mountain of tasks on your to-do list. KidsLife will help you to obtain all the benefits to which your child is entitled.
Submitting an application is extremely quick and easy! Our KidsLife advisers will set straight to work on processing your request.
I’ve recently moved to Belgium
I'm planning to adopt a child

I'm planning to adopt a child

Adopting a child is a life-changing experience. Just like the birth of a baby. If you adopt a child in Belgium, then you’re entitled to financial compensation: the Child Benefits, which includes the Adoption Premium.
I'm planning to adopt a child
I’m moving home

I’m moving home

Moving home? To another region within Belgium? Or to another country? View how your house move impacts your Child Benefit and Growth Package payments here.
I’m moving home
My income has decreased: what am I entitled to?

My income has decreased: what am I entitled to?

Working part-time, unemployed or currently on sick leave? These all have an impact on your family budget. Fortunately, in some situations, a number of other financial benefits can offset your loss. KidsLife ensures that you don’t miss out on any benefits.
My income has decreased: what am I entitled to?
Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting

A divorce can also affect your Child Benefit payments. What arrangements do you need to make? Who will receive the Child Benefit payments going forward? Will you receive an additional supplement in your capacity as a single mother or father? 
Co-Parenting: what effect will this have on your Growth Package and Child Benefit entitlement?
My child needs extra care

My child needs extra care

Does your child have a long-term illness or does he or she need professional care because of a condition, impairment or disability? Then you might be entitled to one of several benefit schemes.
My child needs extra care
Host family for Ukrainian refugees.

Host family for Ukrainian refugees.

Ukrainian families may be entitled to the Growth Package and Child Benefits. What documents do they have to present? Does it have an impact on your own child benefits if you are hosting a Ukrainian family? We are happy to explain it all to you.
Host family for Ukrainian refugees