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
Age of majority: what you need to arrange in the various scenarios.

Age of majority: what you need to arrange in the various scenarios.

How do these various scenarios affect your Child Benefit? How long will you retain your Growth Package or Child Benefit entitlement? We list all the potential scenarios for those with children who have reached the age of majority below!
Age of majority: what you need to arrange in the various scenarios.
Key moment - I'm no longer studying. Now what?

Key moment - I'm no longer studying. Now what?

Now you've handed in your schoolbooks, a new chapter in your life awaits. You probably have all kinds of practical questions: Am I still entitled to child benefits? Should I register as a job-seeker? What paperwork do I need to get together? We will be happy to help you on your way.
I'm no longer studying. Now what?
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
Want to calculate your Child Benefit payment amounts? Discover what you’re entitled to here!

Want to calculate your Child Benefit payment amounts? Discover what you’re entitled to here!

Keen to calculate your Growth Package, Child Benefit or Family Allowance payment amounts? Discover what you’re entitled to via our handy online tool! All children are entitled to the Basic Amount. Discover whether your family is entitled to any additional premiums and allowances.
Calculate your Child Benefit payment amounts
My child is going abroad

My child is going abroad

Is your child keen to spread their wings? Are they planning to spend a year studying abroad? Or to spend their summer holidays with family overseas? In the majority of cases, you will still be entitled to the Growth Package or Child Benefit.
My child is going abroad
Child Benefit for Students in Brussels

Child Benefit for Students in Brussels

18 or over? As a student, you might still be entitled to Child Benefit. Explore the conditions that apply to Child Benefit from the age of 18 onwards.
Child Benefit for Students in Brussels
Growth Package for Students in Flanders

Growth Package for Students in Flanders

18 or over? As a student, you might still be entitled to the Growth Package. Explore the conditions that apply to Child Benefit and the Growth Package from the age of 18 onwards.
Growth Package for Students in Flanders