Frequently Asked Questions

  • Child Benefits

    At what age does child benefit increase?

    This entirely depends on the children’s place of residence:

    The children live in Flanders

    Children born prior to 01/01/2019 are entitled to an age supplement that increases at the ages of 6, 12 and 18 years. You can view how much their Child Benefit increases one month following their birthday here

    Children born after 01/01/2019 no longer receive an age supplement and instead receive a monthly fixed amount of 163.20 euros. 

    The children live in Brussels

    Brussels children whose families have an annual income of more than 31,620 euros gross per year, receive the same amount at every age. This is 142.80 euros per month for Brussels children born prior to 2020, and 153 euros per month for Brussels children born after 2020.

    If your family has a gross annual income of less than 31,620 euros per year, then you will receive increased Child Benefit at the ages of 12 and 18. Calculate the exact amounts for your personal situation here

    The children live in Wallonia

    Children born prior to 01/01/2020 are entitled to an age supplement that increases at the ages of 6, 12 and 18 years. You can view how much their Child Benefit increases one month following their birthday here

    Children born after 01/01/2020 are not entitled to an age supplement. You will instead receive 158.10 euros per month from birth until the age of 18. Once Walloon children become adults, you receive an additional 10 euros: 168.10 euros per month. 

    Would you like to view your Child Benefit or Growth Package composition? Then take a look at My KidsLife, your online Child Benefit file at KidsLife 

  • Child Benefits

    What information appears on the Growth Package/Child Benefit certificate?

    Live in Flanders?

    The proof of payment states that KidsLife pays Child Benefit for your child(ren) and to whom this is paid. The certificate exclusively states the name and date of birth of those children who are still entitled to Child Benefit. It’s not currently possible to create certificates specifying the actual amounts. In the context of the GDPR, the certificate does not contain any address details. 

    Live in Brussels or Wallonia?

    The proof of payment states that KidsLife pays Child Benefit for your child(ren) and to whom this is paid. The certificate exclusively states the name and date of birth of those children who are still entitled to Child Benefit. The last monthly amount paid may or may not appear on the certificate, depending on for which organisation you are requesting the certificate. In the context of the GDPR, the certificate does not contain any address details.

  • Child Benefits

    Who can request a Growth Package/Child Benefit certificate?

    You can only apply for a certificate if you yourself are the Child Benefit or Growth Package beneficiary. Furthermore, you can only create a certificate if you are logged in to the my KidsLife customer portal.  

  • Child Benefits

    What can I apply for a child benefit certificate?

    Live in Flanders?

    You can create a proof of payment for:
    - Reduction on your public transport subscription
    - Rent guarantee or reduction of the tenant’s property tax.
    It will also shortly be possible to create certificates specifying the actual amounts. If you require such a certificate now, then please contact our KidsLife advisers.

    Live in Brussels or Wallonia?

    You can create a proof of payment for:
    - Reduction on your public transport subscription
    - Rent guarantee or reduction of the tenant’s property tax.
    - Your lawyer.
    - An application for a renovation premium.
    - The Public Centre for Social Welfare.
    - A claim for maintenance payments.

  • Child Benefits

    What is a Growth Package/Child Benefit certificate?

    A Child Benefit certificate serves as proof that KidsLife pays Child Benefit for your child(ren). 
    Would you like to request or download such a certificate? You can obtain a certificate via your online Child Benefit file in 5 minutes.

  • Child Benefits

    What are Participation Allowances?

    The Participation Allowances form part of the Growth Package, the new Child Benefit in Flanders. Your child may be entitled to these allowances if they satisfy certain criteria:

    Childcare Allowance: Those using Dutch-language childcare in Flanders or Brussels are entitled to a Childcare Allowance of 3.29 euros per child, per day of childcare.

    Toddler Allowance: 3-year-old children who are enrolled in Dutch-language education, and 4-year-old children who remain enrolled and attend school frequently enough, receive an additional 135.25 euros per year.

    Study Allowance: This supplementary allowance provides support to low-income families with school-aged children in Dutch-language education. The Study Allowance replaces the Education Allowance for children up to and including secondary education.

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  • Child Benefits

    My old bank account number has been closed. How will I receive future payments?

    If your bank account number has been closed, then please notify your KidsLife customer adviser immediately. We’ll ensure that no subsequent payments are made to this account. You can enter a new bank account number on your My KidsLife customer portal or on the 'Growth Package or Child Benefit bank account payment' form. If a payment has already been transferred to the closed bank account, then the amount will immediately be returned to the KidsLife bank account. We’ll subsequently delete your bank account number and repay the amount via a circular cheque that’s sent to your home address. 

  • Kinderopvangtoeslag

    What is the Childcare Allowance?

    The Childcare Allowance forms part of the Growth Package, the new Child Benefit in Flanders. Children who attend Dutch-speaking childcare in Flanders or Brussels may be entitled to this supplement of 3.23 euros per day. Only those childcare facilities that exempt you from payment based on your income are eligible for this. Read everything you need to know about the Childcare Allowance eligibility criteria here

  • Kleutertoeslag

    What is the Toddler Allowance?

    The Toddler Allowance forms part of the Growth Package, the new Child Benefit in Flanders. All 3- or 4-year-old children who attend a Dutch-speaking school in Belgium (frequently enough) are entitled to this one-off premium.

    If you live in Flanders, you will automatically receive this premium if you’re entitled to it.

    If you don’t live in Flanders, then you must submit an application to KidsLife. 

    Toddler Allowance payment is made following the child’s 3rd or 4th birthday. 

  • School Allowance

    When do I need to apply for the Study Allowance?

    KidsLife makes things easy by automatically paying the Study Allowance at the end of the year.

    You can submit an application:

    • If you live in Brussels or Wallonia and your child is attending a recognised Flemish school. Contact us and and we’ll investigate your  Study Allowance entitlement.