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.
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
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?
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
Schoolbonus

Schoolbonus

Those living in Flanders are entitled to what we refer to as the School Bonus. Those living in Brussels or Wallonia are entitled to the School Premium. 
The School Premium or School Bonus has been available for quite some time and provides families with an additional boost at the start of the school year. This annual premium is paid in August, together with your Child Benefit for the month of July. The amounts vary from EUR 20.40 to EUR 61.20
Schoolbonus
Growth Package

Growth Package

Growth Package is the Child Benefit in Flanders. Find out all about it here.
Growth Package
Orphan’s allowance

Orphan’s allowance

Children who lose 1 or both parents receive additional support. They’re entitled to an orphan’s allowance (previously known as the care allowance for orphans), providing they’re entitled to the Growth Package.  
Orphan’s allowance
Social Allowance

Social Allowance

KidsLife assists low-income families by paying them a supplementary allowance. 
The social allowance is completely dependent on your situation: your place of residence, your income and your family situation.  
Social Allowance
Toddler Allowance

Toddler Allowance

The toddler allowance is part of the Participation Allowances and is intended for all 3-year-old children who have enrolled in Dutch-language education in time, and children aged 4 years old who remain enrolled and attend school frequently enough. 
Discover the Toddler Allowance
Foster Care Allowance

Foster Care Allowance

Children who are placed with a foster family are entitled to a monthly supplement to the basic Growth Package amount. This applies with the exception of supportive foster care. 
Foster Care Allowance