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.  

Sociale Toeslag in Vlaanderen

Social Allowance in Flanders 

Flemish families on a lower income may be entitled to this social allowance. The allowance varies from 51 euros to 81.60 euros per child per month.  

Children born before 1 January 2019 will continue to receive the amounts under the old child benefit legislation. In addition, families with an annual income of between EUR 30,984 and EUR 61,200 are only entitled to an allowance if a third or subsequent qualifying child is added to the family after 01/01/2019 (*) 

Family Size 

Income Limit 

Monthly Allowance 

1 or 2 children 

< 30,984 euros 

51 euros per child 

> 2 children 

< 30,984 euros 

81.60 euros per child 

> 2 children 

30,984 euros - 61,200 euros (*) 

61.20 euros per child (*) 

Would you like to know if your family qualifies for this Social Allowance in Flanders? Contact your KidsLife consultant who will be happy to help.  

Read all about the Social Allowance in Flanders


Social Allowance in Brussels 

De Sociale toeslag in Brussel ondergaat een grondige

The Social Allowance in Brussels is undergoing major reform in 2020. The conditions for the allowance are different from those in Wallonia and Flanders. In Brussels, this is known as the income-related allowance. As a low-income family you may be entitled to an amount of 40,80 euros to 142,80 euros per child per month.  

The new legislation in Brussels provides that as from 2020 families will not receive any less child benefit than they did in 2019. This therefore also applies to the social allowance.

Read here about the Social Allowance in Brussels


Sociale Toeslag in Wallonië

Social Allowance in Wallonia 

In Wallonia, a new Social Allowance scheme comes into force from 2020. Here, too, families on a low income are entitled to this allowance. Families in one of the following 3 situations may be entitled to the allowance: 

  1. Social allowance for single-parent families: if you live alone with the children and your income falls between the eligibility limits, then you are entitled to the single-parent allowance.  

  1. Social allowance for large families: this allowance applies only to children born after 2020. 

  1. Social allowance for low incomes: the income eligibility condition applies for every social allowance. However, even as a large family or single-parent family you may be entitled to this allowance.  

You can apply with KidsLife for your social allowance - but you don’t need to. We will automatically check whether you are eligible for this allowance.  

Read here about the Social Allowance in Wallonia


Applying for Social Allowance

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


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