KidsLife pays Groeipakket (Child Benefit) for every child in Flanders

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At KidsLife, you always receive that to which you are entitled! We actively seek to pay you the highest possible amount of the Groeipakket or Child Benefit.

Wish to calculate your entitlement yourself? Check out our handy simulation tool.

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Why choose KidsLife?

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Expertise

Each month, we provide prompt and accurate payment to more than 400,000 children throughout Belgium

Accessibility

Accessibility

Our local KidsLife advisers are readily accessible, even at noon. Your personal file is also available online via My KidsLife 24 hours a day.

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The basic amount: monthly Groeipakket amounts per child

The basic amount: monthly Groeipakket amounts per child

Children who are entitled to the Growth Package or Child Benefit receive a basic monthly amount. This basic amount can be topped up with supplementary allowances or premiums. Your basic amount is based on a number of conditions and may vary per child. 
The basic amount: monthly Child Benefit amounts per child.

Learn more about KidsLife

KidsLife is a national Child Support Fund. This means we operate in all three regions (Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia).  KidsLife makes sure you don't miss a thing. You can count on us for a smooth payment of your Groeipakket. On time and correctly. But don't hesitate to think of us as your financial partner. Do you have any questions about the Groeipakket? Are you unsure between a crèche or a childminder? Are you wondering what maternity care costs? Then we will be happy to help you.

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Frequently asked questions

Child Benefit is always paid on the 8th of each month. If the 8th falls on a weekend, then we will pay it on the last working day prior to that weekend. Please check our payment calendar for the various payment dates. 
 

KidsLife customers can readily change the bank account number to which their Child Benefit and Growth Package are deposited on their myKidsLife online Child Benefit file.
You can also submit your new bank account number in writing! The document for submitting a new bank account number in writing is available here
Prefer to submit your bank account number in another way? Then please contact your KidsLife adviser directly.

As per 01/01/2019, Child Benefit is known as the Growth Package in Flanders. The Growth Package contains many more allowances than the previous Child Benefit.

Thus, from 2019 onwards, you may also be entitled to a Childcare Allowance, Toddler Allowance and a Study Allowance, in addition to your basic Child Benefit.
If you earn less than a specific threshold amount, then you are still entitled to a supplementary allowance.

Additional allowances for children with a specific support need also remain available. 
Each family automatically receives the allowances to which they’re entitled.

Discover everything you need to know about the Growth Package here!

Do you live or work in Belgium? Then you may be entitled to Child Benefit. The KidsLife Child Benefit Fund examines your entitlement to Child Benefit and then ensures you receive it on time every month. Our KidsLife adviser, Pierre, explains in this video how you can obtain Child Benefit in Belgium.

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How can we help you?

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