If your child is going to live outside the Netherlands

If your child starts living outside the Netherlands, you may still be able to keep your child benefit. This will depend on the country where your child is moving to. 

For some countries, the amount of Dutch child benefit is adjusted to the price level of the country concerned. This means you will no longer get the full child benefit amount. The percentage you can get is determined by law and depends on the country where your child lives.

When can you receive child benefit for a child who lives outside the Netherlands?

You can get Dutch child benefit only if your child lives in a country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland. Or in a country that has a social security agreement with the Netherlands (treaty country). 

If you want to know whether you can get child benefit, fill in the country where your child is going to live. You will then see if we can pay child benefit, and if so, how much you can get.