Child benefit

Applying for child benefit

You live in the Netherlands and your child was born in the Netherlands.

You will receive a letter from us 2 - 4 weeks after you register the child's birth. You can claim child benefit via My SVB as soon as you receive our letter. Go to 'My SVB login' and fill in the online claim form.

If you have not heard from us by 4 weeks after you registered the birth, please contact us. To get child benefit for second and subsequent children, you do not need to do anything. We will adjust your child benefit automatically.

NB: if you started living or working in the Netherlands recently, go to ‘You recently started living or working in the Netherlands‘.

Register your child with your health insurer

It is important to register your child with your health insurer within 4 months of birth. If you do not do so, there is a possibility that your health insurer will not reimburse you for the medical expenses.