Child benefit

Your child is turning 6 or 12

Your child benefit will automatically increase when your child turns 6. It will increase again when your child turns 12. You will not receive a letter about this.

As from which quarter will the higher amount of child benefit be paid?

If your child's 6th or 12th birthday is on the first day of a quarter, you will get the higher amount as from that quarter. If your child turns 6 or 12 later in the quarter, you will get the higher amount as from the next quarter. Child benefit is paid after the end of each quarter.

An example:

  • Your child's 6th birthday is on 1 April. You will get the higher amount as from the 2nd quarter. The higher amount will be paid for the first time in July (after the end of the 2nd quarter).
  • Your child's birthday is on 14 April. You will get the higher amount as from the 3rd quarter. The higher amount will be paid for the first time in October (after the end of the 3rd quarter).

How much child benefit will you get?

amount in euros per quarter
0 to 5 years old6 to 11 years old12 to 17 years old
Per child€ 221.49€ 268.95€ 316.41