Extra payment for children with extensive care needs

If your child lives at home and needs extensive care, you may qualify for extra financial support under the child benefit scheme. This extra amount is paid once a year.

The amount of the extra financial support

The extra child benefit payment is a fixed amount of €2,200.64 per year. You can only get 1 of these payments, even if you have more than 1 child with extensive care needs.

What are the conditions?

You can get extra financial support if:

  • your child lives at home; and
  • you have received child benefit at twice the basic rate for a whole year (1 January until 31 December) because your child needs extensive care

We also look at your income and whether you had a fiscal partner.

Claiming an extra child benefit payment

Are you eligible to claim the extra child benefit payment for 2020?

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