Growth Package for children born from 2019

The new amounts from the Growth Package apply to children born from 1 January 2019 and residing in Flanders

  • Children born before that date remain in the old system and benefit the 'old' amounts until they finish their studies or until the age of 25.
  • Have you moved from abroad and do you have children born before or after 1 January 2019? In that case, you are entitled to the new Growth Package amounts.
  • Also children born before 2019, who become an orphan, will receive the new Growth Package amounts.

The Growth Package in figures:

The new amounts apply from September 2020 (paid aproximately the 8th of October)

Starting amount
€ 1144,44 per child (former birth and adoption premium) - one-time premium
Basic Amount
  • Per child

    € 166,46 / month

  • if orphan of one parent

    + € 83,23 / month

  • if orphan of only or both parents

    + € 166,46 / month

Social supplement
(based on gross annual taxable income and the number of children):
  • annual family income ≤ €31.605,89:

    1 or 2 children: 
    + € 52,02 /month per child

    3 or more children: 
    + € 83,23 /month per child

  • annual family income between €31.605,89 and €62.424,00:

    3 or more children:
     + € 62,42 /month per child

Care supplement
  • foster child:

    + € 64,29 /month per child

  • child with disorder/disabilities:

    POINTS

    AMOUNT

    4 to 5 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) 

    € 84,02

    6 to 8 points (less than 4 points in pillar 1)

    € 111,89

    6 to 8 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1)

    € 431,01

    9 to 11 points (less than 4 points in pillar 1)

    € 261,11

    9 to 11 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) 

    € 431,01

    12 to 14 points

    € 431,01

    15 to 17 points

    € 490,09

    18 to 20 points

    € 525,10

    more than 20 points

    € 560,10

Participation supplement
  • Childcare supplement (only in childcare that is not related to income):

    + € 3,29/day of presence

  • Preschool supplement for 3 and 4 year olds attending preschool

    + € 132,60 in 2020
    + € 135,25 in 2021

  • General participation supplement (former school premium)

    0 – 4 years:
    + € 20,81 / year per child

    5 – 11 years:
    + € 36,41 / year per child

    12 – 17 years:
    + € 52,02 / year per child

    from the age of 18 :
    + € 62,42 / year per child

  • Selective participation supplement (scholarship)

Watch our video on the Growth Package

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