Age-related child benefit allowances
In addition to the basic child benefit amount, you will get an age-related allowance for children for whom you receive child benefit. The amount of the allowance depends on the child's age. If child benefit for your first child has stopped, e.g. because he or she has turned 18, your second child will count as the first, and so on.
First child, monthly amount as from 1 December 2012
|Age||Born on or after 1 January 1991|
|aged 6 to 12||€ 15.73|
|aged 12 to 18||€ 23.95|
|aged 18 to 25||€ 27.60|
Second child, monthly amount as from 1 December 2012
|aged 6 to 12||€ 31.36|
|aged 12 to 18||€ 47.92|
|aged 18 to 25||€ 60.93|
These amounts also apply for an only child in a one-parent family.
Exceptions (accrued rights)
|Second child, amount per month|
|For children aged 6 or over who were born on or after 1 January 1991 and who become the family’s oldest child qualifying for child benefit after an older child stops studying or leaves home.||€ 31.36|
|For children aged 18 or over who were born between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 1990.||€ 33.69|