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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:

If you have children that were born before the 1st of January 2019 and on top of that were entitled to Flemish child benefits, then chances are they are still entitled to the amounts of the old system. But what does the total amount of your child benefit consist of?
A few standard amounts
  • A fixed basic amount of €101,69, €188,16, €259,49 (depending if it’s a first, second, third or later child) or the amount for orphans of € 390,58.
  • From the age of 6 an age supplement which increases by the ages of 12 and 18.
Some supplementary amounts subject to a few conditions.
  • A possible social supplement based solely on your family income
  • A possible social supplement for single parents who raise their children on their own.
  • A possible social supplement that can be granted when at least one of the parents has been ill for a long period of time.
  • 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 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.


Check out the payment dates
Basic amount
single or youngest child
€101,69
second youngest child
€188,16
all next children
€259,49
if orphan of one* or both parents
€390,58
* if the surviving parent doesn't cohabit again
Age supplement
1st child (if no increased child benefit)
from the age of 6from the age of 12from the age of 18
+ €16,36+ €24,92+ €28,72
all other children
from the age of 6from the age of 12from the age of 18
+ €32,63
+€ 49,86
+€ 63,40
Social supplement
Is linked to the basic amount granted per child
Regular social supplement of which income ≤ € 36.325,76/year
Basic amountSocial supplement
€101,69+ €67,07
€188,16+ €47,38
€259,49+ €20,93
Social supplement for prolonged illnesses of which income ≤ €36.325,76/year
Basic amountSocial supplement
€101,69+ €126,66
€188,16+ €47,38
€259,49+ €20,93
Social supplement for single-parent families with an income ≤ € 36.325,76/year
Basic amountSocial supplement
€101,69+ €67,07
€188,16+ €47,38
€259,49+ €41,18
Social supplement annual family income between € 36.325,76 and € 42.380,06
1 or 2 children:
+ €35,70/month per child
Care supplement
foster child
+ €68,23
child with disorder/disabilities:
POINTSAMOUNT
4 to 5 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) 
€89,16 
6 to 8 points (less than 4 points in pillar 1)
€118,74 
6 to 8 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) 
€457,39 
9 to 11 points (less than 4 points in pillar 1)
€277,09 
9 to 11 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) 
€457,39 
12 to 14 points
€457,39 
15 to 17 points
€520,09 
18 to 20 points
€557,24 
more than 20 points
€594,38 
Participation supplement
Support allowance for children with a support need (at lest 12 points on the medical-social scale)
€331,22 per month
Childcare supplement (only in childcare that is not related to income):
+ €3,50/per day of presence
Preschool supplement for 3 and 4 year olds attending preschool
+ €140,72 in 2023
+ €143,53 in 2024
General participation supplement (former school premium)
0 - 4 years+ €22,06/year per child
5 - 11 years38,64/year per child
12 - 17 years+ €55,20/year per child
from the age of 1866,24/year per child
Selective participation supplement (scholarship)