Child benefit for children born before 2020

For Walloon children born before 2020, the old child benefit system will continue to apply. As long as they are entitled to child benefit, they will continue to receive the old amounts.

  • Have you moved from abroad and do you have children born before 1 January 2020? Then you are entitled to the old amounts in Wallonia.
  • Children born before 2019, who after an interruption are entitled to child benefit again or who become an orphan after 1 January 2020 will keep their amounts from the old system.

New:

  • 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.
  • Students born after 01/01/2001 automatically retain their entitlement to child benefit up to the age of 21 years without justification, through for example a school certificate.
  • The orphan's supplement is granted even if the surviving parent is cohabiting.

The old Walloon child benefit system in figures:

New amounts valid starting  1st of March 2020 (paid on the 8th of April 2020)

 

birth or adoption allowance
  • 1st child*

    € 1.297,92

  • 2nd and next children

    € 976,53

  • Adoptiepremie

    € 1.323,88

* birth of the first child of the father and/or mother, and per child in case of multiple birth or adoption
Child benefit
  • 1st child

    € 97,72

  • 2nd child

    € 180,82

  • 3rd child and next

    € 269,96

  • if orphan of one* or both parents

    € 375,39

* if the surviving parent does not cohabit again (this is only a condition for children who became orphans before 01/01/2019)
Age supplement
  • 1st child (if no increased child benefit)

    from the age of 6
    € 17,02

    from the age of 12 
    € 25,92

    from the age of 18 
    € 29,88

  • all other children

    from the age of
    € 33,95

    from the age of 12 
    € 51,88

    from the age of 18 
    € 65,95

Social supplement
  • Social supplement for the families with an income ≤ € 31.603,68/year

    1st child
    + € 49,75

    2nd child
    + € 30,83

    3rd child and next
    + € 5,42

  • Social supplement for a child of prolonged ill persons with an incom ≤ € 31.603,68/year

    1st child
    + € 107,03


    2nd child
    + € 30,83

    3rd child and next
    + € 5,42

  • Social supplement for single-parent families with an income ≤ € 31.603,68/year

    1st child
    + € 49,75


    2nd child
    + € 30,83

    3rd child and next
    + € 24,87

Care supplement
  • foster child

    + € 65,57

  • child with disorder/disabilities:

    POINTS

    AMOUNT

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

    € 85,69

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

    € 114,13

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

    € 439,62

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

    € 266,32

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

    € 439,62

    12 to 14 points

    € 439,62

    15 to 17 points

    € 499,87

    18 to 20 points

    € 535,58

    more than 20 points

    € 571,28

Annual schooling premium
  • children 0-5 years

    child without supplement
    + € 21,65

    child with supplement
    + € 29,88

  • children 6 -11 years

    child without supplement
    + € 46,54

    child with supplement
    + € 63,41

  • children 12 - 17 years

    child without supplement
    + € 64,94

    child with supplement
    + € 88,78

  • children 18 - 24 years

    child without supplement
    + € 68,59

    child with supplement
    + € 119,51

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