Child benefit

When your child turns 18

When your child turns 18, your child benefit will stop. You will receive child benefit up to the end of the quarter in which your child turns 18. The payment will be made after the end of the quarter. However, if your child turns 18 on the first day of a quarter, you will not receive child benefit for that quarter. When your child benefit stops, you will receive a letter from us in advance.

If your child is at school or studying, he or she will probably get a student grant. You will find more information about this on the the website of the Education Executive Agency (DUO).

Child benefit stops if your child qualifies for student finance

If your child qualifies for student finance, the child benefit will stop, even if your child has not yet turned 18 and regardless of whether your child actually applies for student finance.

If your child attends higher vocational training (HBO) or university, he or she may qualify for student finance in the form of a student loan.

You will find more information about student finance on the website of the Education Executive Agency (DUO).

Care allowance

When a child turns 18, he or she becomes responsible for his or her own health insurance. Your child may qualify for a care allowance towards the costs of health insurance from the Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst). Visit www.belastingdienst.nl/jongeren for more information (in Dutch).