Pregnant? A baby on the way?
Congratulations! Don’t forget to request your Maternity Allowance or Starting Amount. You’ll automatically receive the Growth Package (if you live in Flanders) or Child Benefit (if you live in Brussels or Wallonia) following the birth of your baby.
- You live in Flanders: you’re entitled to the Growth Package from the month of your baby’s birth.
Example: Georges was born on 13 March 2021. You’re therefore entitled to the Growth Package from March 2021 and the first payment will be made on 8 April 2021.
- You live in Brussels or Wallonia: you’re entitled to Child Benefit from the month following the birth.
Example: Jules was born on 24 March 2021. You’re therefore entitled to Child Benefit from April 2021 and the first payment will be made on 8 May 2021.
Want to know how much you’ll receive each month from KidsLife? Calculate your payment amounts here.
New to Belgium and not yet receiving your Child Benefit or Growth Package?
Your KidsLife adviser will set to work as soon as you submit your application. We’ll use the information in your application to investigate the maximum amount of Child Benefit or Growth Package to which you’re entitled (with retroactive effect where applicable).
In order to conduct this investigation, we require a number of specific (and sometimes complex) documents and often have to contact foreign institutions. We do everything we can to ensure that your family doesn’t miss out on any benefits. This investigation can therefore take some time.
Apply for your Growth Package or Child Benefit here*
*already applied for the Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance? Then you needn’t submit a Growth Package or Child Benefit application. You’ll automatically receive this following the birth of your baby.