Social Allowance in Wallonia

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.

KidsLife ensures that you automatically receive what you are entitled to. We examine the entitlement to this allowance for every family in Wallonia, so you do not need to apply for it. Quite handy, right? 

Do you think you are eligible and would you like us to examine the entitlement to the allowance? Then contact us!

Do you live in Flanders or Brussels?  

In Belgium, all families on a lower income may be entitled to a Social Allowance. The conditions and amounts vary per region. Social Allowance by region: 

Social Allowance in Flanders

Social Allowances in Brussels

Social Allowance amounts  

Every child deserves happiness! In order to provide families with maximum support, we provide a supplementary allowance that is based on your family size and family income. You can check your eligibility for this allowance below. 

Two different thresholds apply to children born from 2020 onwards:

EUR 31.603,68 a year
EUR 51.000 a year

Only those families who earn less than Threshold amount 1 or whose earnings fall between Threshold amount 1 and 2 are entitled to a social allowance. 

The criteria for children born prior to 01/01/2020 remain the same as before. A threshold of 31.603,68 Euros gross per year applies to these families. 

Social allowance for single-parent families 

You are entitled to the social allowance for single-parent families if your annual gross income is less than 31.603,68 Euros. This supplementary allowance is always provisional and your income is only verified following submission of your tax return. The 2020 social allowance will therefore be verified in 2022. 

The following amounts apply to children born on or after 01/01/2020: 

Max EUR 31.603,68 per year EUR 22,97 per child per month
Income between EUR 31.603,68 and EUR 51.000 Euro per year EUR 11,49 per child per month

Social allowance for large families 

You are entitled to the supplementary allowance for single-parent families if your annual gross income is less than 31.603,68 Euros. This supplementary allowance is always provisional and your income is only verified following submission of your tax return. The 2020 allowance will therefore be verified in 2022. 

Your family circumstances also play an important role. All children in the family are included in the family size calculation. However, only children born after 01/01/2020 are entitled to this allowance. 

The following amounts apply to children born on or after 01/01/2020: 

Max EUR 31.603,68 per year EUR 40,20 per child per month
Income between EUR 31.603,68 and EUR 51.000 Euro per year EUR 22,97 per child per month

Frequently asked questions

Being a single parent doesn’t automatically entitle you to a social allowance

Your family income must not exceed a certain threshold to be eligible to receive this. The fact that you are a single or divorced parent likely has an influence on your family income. This may make you eligible. 

The threshold amounts and the composition of this Social Allowance depend on where you and your children live: Flanders, Brussels or Wallonia

KidsLife automatically pays your Social Allowance if you are entitled to it! We do this following receipt of your tax return. We always receive this 2 years after the income year. 

Example:
We (re)evaluate your Social Allowance for 2019 in 2021. We receive confirmation of your 2019 income from the federal government in 2021.  

Eligible for this allowance and prefer not to wait 2 years? Contact your KidsLife adviser to submit an application. 

View all of the conditions pertaining to the Social Allowance here

You are entitled to a Social Allowance if your gross family income is less than a certain threshold. We receive an overview of your total family income from the FPS Finance, based on your tax return.
Your definitive data is only available 2 years later.
For example, your 2019 income will only be available in 2021.

Thus it is only possible to make a (definitive) validation of your Social Allowance entitlement 2 years after the date. 

Already received a Social Allowance payment? Then we will check whether you have received this correctly.
 
Not yet received a Social Allowance payment? Then we will examine your eligibility and potentially pay the supplement retroactively. 

Check your eligibility for the Social Allowance here. 

 

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

View all of the conditions that apply to your Social Allowance here

 

If your family income changes, this can affect your entitlement to the social allowance and the selective participation allowance (school allowance). Your entitlement is automatically investigated based on your income from 2 years ago (via your tax return). Suddenly earning significantly more and receiving a social allowance from KidsLife?
 Then please notify us so that we can terminate your social allowance and consequently prevent a potential clawback payment.

Now earning significantly less and not currently receiving a social allowance from KidsLife? Then contact us so that we can send you the relevant form. Please complete this form specifying your income and return it to us, together with the necessary supporting documents.

 

Your family may be entitled to supplementary child benefit in addition to the standard Growth Package and Child Benefit amounts (to which every child is entitled). You can view all types of supplementary child benefit here.

In many cases you needn’t submit a request for supplementary child benefit and we automatically ensure that you receive the correct entitlement. However, you may have to submit a request to KidsLife in certain situations.  Believe that you qualify for an allowance, but aren’t currently receiving it? Then please contact your KidsLife adviser, who’ll gladly assist.

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The basic amount: monthly Child Benefit amounts per child.

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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