New country of residence factors as from 1 January 2024
If your child lives outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, the amount of your child benefit may be adjusted to the price level in your child's country of residence.
For each country, there is a fixed percentage of the full child benefit that can be paid. This percentage is called the country of residence factor. The percentages are reviewed by the government once a year. For a number of countries, a new percentage has been set as from 1 January 2024.
If the percentage for your child's country of residence has changed, you will receive a letter informing you of the new amount at the end of 2023.
No country of residence factor for certain countries
In line with court rulings, a country of residence factor is not applied for certain countries. For more information, see the list on the government's website. Read the explanatory notes next to the asterisks (*) in the table and notes 1 to 3 under the list.
Child benefit cannot be paid for children living in countries that have not concluded a social security agreement with the Netherlands.
If your child lives in a country that does not have a social security agreement with the Netherlands, you cannot get Dutch child benefit.
If you work for the Dutch government (or certain development organisations), you can get child benefit, but the amount may be adjusted to the price level in your child's country of residence.