Payment of child benefit

Your child benefit for the 1st quarter of 2023 will be paid on 31 March 2023. If you have any questions, go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and see if you can find the answer to your question there.

Your child benefit will be paid on the following dates:

  • 31 March 2023 (payment for the 1st quarter of 2023)
  • 3 July 2023 (payment for the 2nd quarter of 2023)
  • 2 October 2023 (payment for the 3rd quarter of 2023)
  • 2 January 2024 (payment for the 4th quarter of 2023)

This depends on your bank. Other people may therefore receive their child benefit earlier than you. We would ask you to wait and check your account later in the day.

See the table on the page ‘Child benefit amounts’.

Child benefit is always paid after the end of the quarter concerned. The payment you have just received is your last child benefit payment for your child.

When your child benefit will go up depends on the situation on the first day of a quarter. On 1 January 2023, your child had not yet turned 6 or 12. This means you are still entitled to the old amount for the 1st quarter. Your child benefit will be increased as from the 2nd quarter of 2023. As child benefit is always paid after the end of the quarter, you will receive the new amount for the first time at the beginning of July 2023.

If your bank account is outside the Netherlands, it may take longer before you receive your benefit payments in your account. This will depend on your bank and the country where you live.

Costs for sending payments to bank accounts outside the Netherlands

We remit your child benefit in euros to Citibank. Citibank then transfers the money to your bank. The transfer costs can be up to €0.48 per payment, depending on the country where you live.

You may have to pay extra costs to your own bank. The amount you have to pay depends on your bank. We have no control over this.