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Parentia, Your Growth Package payment institution in Flanders.   

Your family, in our heart from the start. 

Parentia is the largest payer of the Growth Package (the new name for child benefits) in Flanders. We assist you with the application for your starting amount (the new name for maternity allowance in Flanders), and ensure a punctual and accurate payment of your Growth Package thereafter. And we don’t stop there, we help you organize your family administration so you have more time for what truly matters.

Apply now for your starting amount of € 1.214,49. This will only take a few minutes.

You can already apply for your starting amount during pregnancy. If you do it on time, you can receive your starting amount as early as 2 months before the estimated date of birth!

Your timeline

Enter the estimated date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY) and your postal code next to it to find out when you will receive your starting amount and Growth Package.
You are pregnant: file your application for the starting amount on time and you can receive it as much as two months before the assumed delivery date
Your starting amount will be paid out at the earliest on dd/mm/yyyy
The estimated due date of your child is dd/mm/yyyy
You are entitled to the Growth Package starting from mm/yyyy (you don't need to do anything for this)
Your Growth Package will be paid for the first time on dd/mm/yyyy
Afterward, you will receive your Growth Package every month

Why choose Parentia?

Know more about Parentia
Manage your online file with My Parentia
As a parent, you'll find a convenient overview of everything related to the payment of your Growth Package on My Parentia (payment dates, certificates, changing bank account information, etc.).

Go to My Parentia
Assistance with your family administration

You'll find clear answers to your questions about your family administration with us and receive tips on keeping it organized. Your administration has never been this simple!

Go to Family Administration
A quick service and numerous ways to contact us
Any questions about your Growth Package or family administration? Contact us via email or telephone or make an appointment for a video call or a physical visit in one of our agencies. Our experts are at your disposal.

How to contact us
Accurate payments and personalized advice
We ensure a punctual and accurate payment of your Growth Package every month and make sure you receive all the supplements you are entitled to. You can easily reach out to us for quick and personalized advice.

Calculate Your Growth Package

Dit is wat onze families zeggen

7 months pregnant
"Very pleased about Parentia's services. Quick processing an handling of our file. The startbedrag was transferred rapidly. Kind and helpful employees. Great website with a lot of useful information"
Joined Parentia 6 years ago
"I don't usually have a lot of questions, but when I do, I always get a quick respons! Thank you!"
Just recently joined Parentia
"I only had to call once and this woman helped me right away. She told me exactly what to do. Already very satisfied!"

How to manage your Growth Package?

I am pregnant
Upon the birth of a child, you will receive a one-time starting amount. You can easily apply for this starting amount online or via a paper form. After the birth of your child, you will automatically receive your Growth Package every month. You don't need to do anything else.
Apply for the starting amount
I have children and I am affiliated to Parentia Flanders
  • I want to access my online file

  • I want to change my bank account number

  • I want to request a certificate

  • I want to calculate my Growth Package
Go to My Parentia
Do any of the following situations apply to you? Join us now!

Ask your question online

Fill in our form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

My Parentia: Your Growth Package at a glance!

My Parentia is the personal online file for parents receiving their Growth Package through Parentia.
Use My Parentia to...

  • Access the complete Growth Package file for your child(ren), including the amount per child, any supplements, etc.
  • Consult all correspondence online anytime, anywhere.
  • View a complete payment history of your Growth Package.
  • Stay updated on all news related to your Growth Package file.
  • Request certificates and documents.
  • Update the bank account number where you receive the Growth Package.

Groeipakket or child benefit? Startbedrag or maternity allowance?
Since 2019 Groeipakket is the new name for child benefit in Flanders. The Groeipakket contains more than what used to be the child benefit: next to the old child benefit, the Groeipakket also contains  a series of new supplements on which children in Flanders, depending on their situation, might be entitled. also the startbedrag is part of the Groeipakket. Since 2019 this one time amount received at the birth of each child, is called startbedrag instead of birth allowance.