School Bonus or School Premium?

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

Annual age supplement

School Bonus and School Premium amounts 

The School Bonus/School Premium is an annual supplement to which every child is entitled. The term School Bonus is somewhat of a misnomer, because you are also entitled to it if your son or daughter doesn't attend school. KidsLife automatically pays this allowance at the beginning of August.

You will continue to receive an annual payment from the birth of your child, until the end of your child benefit entitlement. The amounts depend on your child’s age and not on their school performance. Below is an overview of the new School Bonus amounts.

Amounts in Flanders 2021



0 to 4 years   

21,23 Euros/year 

5 to 11 years   

37,14 Euros/year 

12 to 17 years   

53,06 Euros/year 

18 to 24 years   

63,67​​​​​​​ Euros/year 

Amounts in Brussels 2021



0 to 5 years 

20,40 Euros 

6 to 11 years 

30,60 Euros 

12 to 25 years (child is not in higher education) 

51 Euros 

12 to 25 years (child is in higher education) 

81,60 Euros 

Amounts in Wallonia 2021

Age Born after 2020 Born before 2020 (base) Born before 2020 (supplementary)
0 - 5 years 20,40 euros 21,65 euros 29,88 euros
5 - 10 years 30,60 euros 46,54 euros 63,41 euros
11 - 16 years 51 euros 64,94 euros 88,78 euros
from 18 years 81,60 euros 86,59 euros 119,51 euros


What is the Study Allowance?

Unlike the School Bonus (to which every child is entitled), you are only entitled to the Study Allowance if your family and child satisfy certain criteria. The Study Allowance is the new education allowance for minors. Like the School Bonus, this Study Allowance is automatically paid if your family is entitled to it. 

Find out all you need to know about the Study Allowance

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