Care allowance

Some families require additional support. Such as when their child is suffering from a long-term illness, for example. Or if their child requires extra assistance due to a mental or physical handicap. The care allowance is intended to lighten the financial burden in such circumstances.  


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Entitlement to care allowance

How do you know if your child is eligible?  

To find out if you’re eligible, your child must undergo a medical assessment. The doctor examines 3 pillars: the (physical and/or mental) consequences of the child's disability or illness, its impact on the child's day-to-day life and its impact on their family.  

Each pillar is awarded a number of points. If your child scores 4 points or more in pillar 1, or 6 points in the 3 pillars combined, then they’re entitled to a care allowance. The higher the score, the greater the care allowance amount.  

What happens when your child reaches 21 years of age?  

Your child’s care allowance terminates at 21 years of age. At that point, you’ll only receive the basic Growth Package amount. However, you can apply for a disability allowance.  

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Care Allowance in Flanders

You receive the care allowance in addition to the basic Growth package amount on a monthly basis. The amount ranges between 82.37 euros and 549.12 euros, depending on the number of points awarded in 1 or more pillars.  

How do you apply for the care allowance? 

Please contact us directly. KidsLife will send your request to the FPS Social Security or, from 2019 onwards, to the Child and Family Agency’s Zoë division.  
You may contact these services directly with any questions related to the medical assessment.  

Through your online Customer Portal My KidsLife you can easily submit an application


Care Allowance in Brussels and Wallonia

You receive the care allowance in addition to the basic Child Benefit amount on a monthly basis. The amount ranges between 84.01 euros and 560.08 euros, depending on the number of points awarded in 1 or more pillars. 

  

Less than 4 points in pillar 1 

4 points or more in pillar 1 

0 - 5 points in total 

  

84.01 euros 

6 - 8 points in total 

111.89 euros 

431.00 euros 

9 - 11 points in total 

261.10 euros 

431.00 euros 

12 - 14 points in total 

431.00 euros 

431.00 euros 

15 - 17 points in total 

490.07 euros 

490.07 euros 

18 - 20 points in total 

525.08 euros 

525.08 euros 

+ 20 points in total 

560.08 euros 

560.08 euros 

How do you apply for the care allowance? 

Please contact us directly. KidsLife will send your request to the FPS Social Security, who will in turn send you the form for completion by the doctor. The FPS Social Security doctor will subsequently determine the number of points in the various pillars. 

Through your online Customer Portal My KidsLife you can easily submit an application


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