Child benefit

Child benefit at twice the basic rate for a child living at home who needs extensive care

If you have a child living at home who needs extensive care, you may be able to get child benefit at twice the basic rate for that child.

What are the qualifying conditions?

  • your child is 3 or over and under 18
  • your child is living at home with you
  • your child needs extensive care. The Care Assessment Centre (Centrum indicatiestelling zorg, CIZ) will issue a recommendation on this. You do not have to apply for a CIZ recommendation yourself. We will arrange this for you after we have received your claim for child benefit at twice the basic rate.