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.
I want to become a foster parent

I want to become a foster parent

Unfortunately, not every child is lucky enough to grow up in a stable and warm environment. There may be different reasons for this, but in such a case it’s in the best interests of the child to be (temporarily) placed with a loving foster family.  
I want to become a foster parent
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
Supplementary Child Benefit

Supplementary Child Benefit

Your family may be entitled to supplementary child benefit in addition to the Growth Package amounts (to which every child is entitled). Toddlers in Flanders, for example, may be entitled to the Toddler Allowance, whilst low-income families may be entitled to a Social Allowance in Belgium.
Increased Child Benefit
Maternity fee: starting amount when your child is born

Maternity fee: starting amount when your child is born

Every child is entitled to a Starting Amount upon birth (also known as the Maternity Allowance or Birth Premium). Find out all about Starting Amount.
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