Child benefit

You have come to live and work in the Netherlands

If you have come to live and work in the Netherlands and you have a child, you can get Dutch child benefit if:

  • you are from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, and you have not been posted from another country to work in the Netherlands (you do not have a secondment certificate), or 
  • you have a valid residence permit or
  • a work permit.

When will you get non-Dutch child benefit?

You or your partner may also get child benefit from another country or from an international organization. This will be the case if:

  • you or your partner works for an international organization, or
  • you or your partner works for the government of a country other than the Netherlands, or
  • you work in the Netherlands and your partner lives and works in another country.

Can you get supplementary Dutch child benefit on top of non-Dutch child benefit?

There are agreements in place between countries that determine which country's child benefit has priority. If you get non-Dutch child benefit and the amount is lower than the Dutch amount, the SVB will supplement the non-Dutch child benefit to the level of the Dutch child benefit.