Child benefit

You are going to live and work outside the Netherlands

If you start living and working in another country, your Dutch child benefit will usually stop.

Child benefit if you live outside the Netherlands

If you work outside the Netherlands, you can still get child benefit if:

  • you are going to work outside the Netherlands temporarily and you have a posting/secondment certificate
  • you have Dutch nationality and work for a Dutch government organization

Family benefits from outside the Netherlands

You or your partner may also receive family benefits from another country or an international organization.

There are agreements between countries to establish which country's family benefits have priority. If the amount of the non-Dutch family benefits is higher, that country will normally pay supplementary family benefits on top of the Dutch family benefits.

Dutch family benefits may consist of child benefit as well as child budget, and childcare allowance.

An example:
You get € 110 in family benefits a month from country A. Your partner gets € 130 in family benefits a month from country B.

If entitlement to family benefits in country B has priority, your partner will get € 130 per month from country B, and you will get nothing from country A. If entitlement to family benefits in country A has priority, you will get € 110 per month from country A and your partner will get a supplement of € 20 from country B.