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:

Do you have children that were born after the 31st of December 2018? Or maybe you have children that are older but were not entitled to Flemish child benefit before the 1st of January 2019? These children are entitled to the amounts of the new system. But what does the total amount of your child benefit consist of?

A few standard amounts

  • A fixed basic amount of 173,20€ a month for every child.
  • This fixed amount is increased by half if one of the parents passed away and is doubled when both parents (or the only parent) passed away. (supplement for orphans)

Some supplementary amounts subject to a few conditions.

  • A possible social supplement based solely on your family income and the number of children in your family
  • A possible care supplement. For example the care supplement for children who have a chronic (mental or physical) medical condition but also a supplement you can receive as a foster parent for taking care of a foster child.

Indexation?

Every year the amounts of the Flemish Growth Package/child benefits are subject to an indexation. Every year this comes into effect in September (with exception of the kindergarten supplement which is subject to an indexation in January. Hereunder you will find the latest Flemish amounts applicable since January 2023 (paid out for the first time around the 8th of February 2023).

The law stipulates that your child benefit must be on your account at the latest on the 8th calendar day of the following month. Would you like to know the exact dates? Take a look at our page with payment dates.

Starting amount
€ 1.190,68 per child (former birth and adoption premium) - one-time premium
Basic Amount
  • Per child

    € 173,20 / month

  • if orphan of one parent

    + € 138,56 / month

  • if orphan of only or both parents

    + € 173,19 / month

Social supplement
(based on gross annual taxable income and the number of children):
  • annual family income ≤ €34.526,91:

    1 or 2 children: 
    + € 69,12 /month per child

    3 or more children: 
    + € 101,59 /month per child

  • annual family income between €34.526,91 and €40.281,40

    1 or 2 children: 
    + € 35,00 /month per child

    3 or more children:
     + € 79,94 /month per child

  • annual family income between €40.281,40 and €64.945,93

    3 or more children:
     + € 79,94 /month per child

Care supplement
  • foster child:

    + € 66,89 /month per child

  • child with disorder/disabilities:

    POINTS

    AMOUNT

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

    € 87,41

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

    € 116,41

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

    € 448,42

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

    € 271,66

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

    € 448,42

    12 to 14 points

    € 448,42

    15 to 17 points

    € 509,89

    18 to 20 points

    € 546,31

    more than 20 points

    € 582,73

Participation supplement
  • Support allowance for children with a support need (at lest 12 points on the medical-social scale)

    € 324,73 monthly

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

    + € 3,43/day of presence

  • Preschool supplement for 3 and 4 year olds attending preschool

    + € 137,96 in 2022
    + € 140,72 in 2023

  • General participation supplement (former school premium)

    0 – 4 years:
    + € 21,65 / year per child

    5 – 11 years:
    + € 37,88 / year per child

    12 – 17 years:
    + € 54,12 / year per child

    from the age of 18 :
    + € 64,94 / year per child

  • Selective participation supplement (scholarship)

Watch our video on the Growth Package

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