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.  
What is the social allowance?

What is the social allowance?

The 3 regions in Belgium (Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia) have each laid down their own rules and conditions for granting the social supplement. However, there are some similarities between the regions. Family income, age and number of children and family situation are important in each region.

At KidsLife, we do everything we can to make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to. KidsLife itself examines whether you meet the conditions. So you don't have to submit an application yourself! Handy, isn't it? 

Flanders

Flanders

n Flanders, the Social Supplement on top of the Growth Package depends on your income and family size.

Flanders
Brussels

Brussels

In Brussels, entitlement to Social Allowance depends on family income, the age of the children and the number of children in the family.

Brussels
Wallonia

Wallonia

In Wallonia, the Social Supplement depends on family income.

Wallonia

Social benefits on top of Child Benefit : a comparative table by region!

Vlaanderen

Brussel

Wallonië

In Flanders, the Social Supplement on top of the Growth Package depends on your income and family size.

In Brussels, entitlement to Social Allowance depends on family income, the age of the children and the number of children in the family.

In Wallonia, the Social Supplement depends on family income.

The amount is from 5,52 Euro to 109,18 per child every month.

The amount is from 5,52 Euro to 109,18 per child every month.

The amount of Social Supplement in Brussels runs from 29,29 Euro to 164,04 Euro per child every month.

The amount of this allowance varies between 6,22 Euro and 122,95 Euro per month for each child.

Annual household gross taxable income limit:

34.526,91 Euro - 64.945,93 Euro*.

If the family income is lower than these limit amounts, you are entitled to the supplement.

*Child born after 01/01/2019

Annual household gross taxable income limit:

37.126,55 Euro - 53.893,39 Euro*.

If the family income is lower than these limit amounts, you are entitled to the supplement.

* there are at least 2 children in the family

Annual household gross taxable income limit:

31.603,68 Euro - 51.000 Euro*.

If the family income is lower than these limit amounts, you are entitled to the supplement.

* child born after 01/01/2020

Date of birth of children affects amount: depends on born before or after 01/01/2019

Date of birth of children affects amount: depends on born before or after 01/01/2020.

Date of birth of children affects amount: depends on born before or after 01/01/2020

Special family situation (child born before 01/01/2019): single-parent family, parent unemployed or long-term sick and if a new child joins the family after 01/01/2019

Special family situation: single-parent family, family with 2 children, family with 3 or more children

Special family situation: single parent, large family (child born after 2020), parent with a disability or BIM

Flanders

Brussels

Wallonia

 

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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