Growth Package for children born before 2019

For children born before 2019, the old child benefit system will continue to apply in general. The old basic amounts of this system were frozen on 31 December 2018. As long as your children are entitled to child benefit, they will continue to receive the acquired monthly amounts, topped up with age allowances and other supplements.

  • Have you moved from abroad and do you have children born before 1 January 2019? Then in Flanders you are entitled to the new amounts of the Growth Package.
  • Also children born before 2019, who become an orphan after 1 January 2019, will receive the new Growth Package amounts. The other children of the family born before 2019 will keep the old amounts.
  • Since 2019, the rules for granting social supplements under the new system apply. These also apply to all low-income families, and not only in the event of unemployment, disability or single-parent families. This might entitle you to a supplement, whereas before 2019 this was not the case. Some supplements were also introduced for all families. These are the new childcare, pre-schooling and schooling supplements, which are subject to certain conditions. From 2019 onwards, also the rules for granting social supplements under the new system will apply. These will also apply to low-income families, and not only in the event of unemployment, disability or single-parent families. This might entitle you to a supplement, whereas in the past this was not the case. There will also be some supplements for families who already receive child benefit today. These are the new childcare, pre-schooling and schooling supplements, which are subject to certain conditions. (to be adjusted in accordance with previous §)

The Growth Package for children born before 2019 in figures:

Birth or adoption allowance
  • 1st child*

    € 1272,52

  • 2nd and next child

    € 957,42

* birth of the first child of the father and/or mother, and per child in the event of multiple birth or adoption
Basic amount
  • single or youngest child

    € 93,93

  • second youngest child

    € 173,80

  • all next children

    € 259,49

  • if orphan of one* or both parents

    € 360,83

* if the surviving parent does cohabit again
Age supplement
  • 1st child (if no increased child benefit)

    from the age of 6
    + € 16,36

    from the age of 12
    + € 24,92

    from the age of 18
    + € 28,72

  • all other children

    from the age of 6
    + € 32,63

    from the age of 12
    + € 49,86

    from the age of 18
    + € 63,40

Social supplement
Is linked to the basic amount granted per child
  • Regular social supplement of which income ≤ € 30.986,17/year

    Basic amount € 93,93
    + € 47,81

    Basic amount € 173,80
    + € 29,64

    Basic amount € 259,49
    + € 5,20

  • Social supplement for prolonged illnesses of which income ≤ € 30.986,17/Year

    Basic amount € 93,93
    + € 102,88

    Basic amount € 173,80
    + € 29,64

    Basic amount € 259,49
    + € 5,20

  • Social supplement for single-parent families with an income ≤ € 30.986,17/year

    Basic amount € 93,93
    + € 47,81

    Basic amount € 173,80
    + € 29,64

    Basic amount € 259,49
    + € 23,90

Care supplement
  • foster child

    + € 63,03

  • child with disorder/disabilities:

    POINTS

    AMOUNT

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

    € 82,37

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

    € 109,70

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

    € 422,56

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

    € 255,99

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

    € 422,56

    12 to 14 points

    € 422,56

    15 to 17 points

    € 480,48

    18 to 20 points

    € 514,80

    more than 20 points

    € 549,12

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

    + € 3,23/day of presence

  • Preschool supplement for 3 and 4 year olds attending preschool

    + € 132,60

  • General participation supplement (former school premium)

    0 – 4 years:
    + € 20,40 / year per child

    5 – 11 years:
    + € 35,70 / year per child

    12 – 17 years:
    + € 51,00 / year per child

    from the age of 18:
    + € 61,20/ year per child

  • Selective participation supplement (scholarship)

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