Income-related allowance, the new Social Allowance in Brussels

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 Brussels, so you do not need to apply for it. Quite handy, right? 

The automatic granting is based on the tax data obtained from the FPS Finance. For the granting of social supplements for one year, we obtain the tax data from the FPS after 2 years. These data are linked to two income ceilings in order to calculate the amount of supplement to be paid (see below).

Example: For the granting of the social supplement for the year 2020, we get the tax data in 2022 (tax return in 2021 on the income of 2020) 

We will also pay social supplements provisionally without application for single parents with only replacement income for at least 6 months in a year. 
If we find that at least one parent receives at least 6 months of a living wage from the PCSW, we will also provisionally pay the supplements without application. 

For all other situations, you can always request a provisional payment of the social supplements. In this case, you must enclose proof:

  • for Belgian workers and civil servants: a copy of a recent salary sheet
  • for benefit recipients: a copy of the benefit certificate (certificate from the payment offices of the RVA, the RIZIV, the Federal Pensions Service, the trade unions or the mutual benefit societies);
  • or self-employed persons: a certificate from the social insurance fund indicating the amount on which social security contributions are calculated or the estimated income.

Please note: this is a provisional payment. The declaration will always be checked against the tax data of the FPS Finance.
For families abroad or who are not in Belgium for the whole year, the social supplement is granted via a form. Proof of income must also be attached.

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

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Social Allowance amounts

Your annual family income is less than €34.603,94 

Then you’re entitled to a Social Allowance! The amount per child you will receive each month depends on the age of the children and their birth rank. The monthly amounts paid out together with the Child Benefit in this situation are given below: 



Amount / Child

Single-Parent family

0 to 11 years 

1st child 

44,16  euros 



2nd child 

77,29 euros

+€ 10,61 per child


From 3rd child 

121,45 euros 

+€ 21,22 per child

12 to 24 years 

1st child 

55,21 euros



2nd child 

88,33 euros

+€ 10,61 per child


From 3rd child 

132,49 euros

+€ 10,61 per child

Your annual family income lies between €34.603,94 and €50.231,53

Then you fall into an intermediate category. If you have at least 2 children entitled to Child Benefit, you are entitled to the Social Allowance. The amounts are given below: 



1 child 

no entitlement 

from 2 children 

27,60 euros per child 

from 3 children 

79,50 euros per child

Sociale Toeslag in Wallonië

Do you live in Flanders or Wallonia?

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 Allowance in Wallonia

Questions about the Social Allowance?

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