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Walloon model for children born as from 2020

The new model applies to children born as from 1 January 2020 and residing in Wallonia.
Children born before that date remain in the old system and therefore also benefit the 'old' amounts until they finish their studies or until they turn 25.
All there is to know about your child benefit

The new Walloon child benefit system in figures:

Do you have children that were born on or after the 1st  of January 2020? These children are entitled to the amounts of the new Walloon child benefit system. But what does the total amount of your child benefit consist of?
A few standard amounts
  • A fixed basic amount of 188,95€ a month for every child between 0 and 17 years of age and  201,14€ a month for every child between 18 and 24 years of age.
  • 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 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 is on disability support.
  • A possible care supplement. For example the care supplement for children who have a chronic (mental or physical) medical condition but also a supplement biological parents can receive when their child is in foster care.

Indexation?

The amounts of the Walloon child benefits are linked to the Belgian health index. When the health index is exceeded, the social benefits rise accordingly. This means that the amounts of the Walloon child benefits follow the increase. This index was last exceeded in October 2023. The amounts mentioned here are therefore the amounts paid since November 2023 (paid beginning of December 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

Baby on the way? Remember your birth or adoption allowance

€ 1.340,90 per child - one-off bonus. When you have twins or multiple births you are also entitled to  € 1.340,90 per child.

Baby born? Don't forget about your child benefits

Basic amount
Children aged from 0 to 17 years:

Per child:
€ 188,95/month

if orphan of one parent:
+€ 94,48/month

if orphan of only or both parents:
€ 426,65/month

Children aged from 18 to 24 years:

Per child:
€201,14/month

if orphan of one parent::
+€100,57/month

if orphan of only or both parents:
€426,65/month

Supplements according to the child's situation
Foster child:
+ € 78,36/month per child
child with disorder/disabilities:
POINTS
AMOUNT
4 to 5 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1)+ € 102,41
6 to 8 points (less than 4 points in pillar 1)+ € 136,40
6 to 8 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) + € 525,40
9 to 11 points (less than 4 points in pillar 1)+ € 318,29
9 to 11 points (at least 4 points in pillar 1) + € 525,40
12 to 14 points+ € 525,40
15 to 17 points+ € 597,42
18 to 20 points+ € 640,09
more than 20 points+ € 682,76
Supplements according to the family situation
(based on gross annual taxable income and the number of children):
Annual family income  ≤ € 31.814,37/in 2021 or BIM status for entitlement from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024

+ € 67,05/month per child

where applicable, increased by the following amounts:
3 or more children: + € 42,67/month per child
a single-parent family: + € 24,38/month per child
a disabled parent: + € 12,19/month per child

Annual family income between € 31.814,37 and € 51.340,00 in 2021 for the right from the 1st Juli 2023 to the 30th of June 2024:

+ € 30,48/month per child

where applicable, increased by the following amounts:
3 or more children: + € 24,38/month per child
a single-parent family: + € 12,19/month per child

Person with a disability in the family
+ € 79,24
Annual age supplement
The age of the child to be taken into account is that reached on 31 December of the calendar year preceding the year in which the supplement is granted (e.g. for the annual age supplement granted in July 2026, the child born in December 2020 is 5 years old in December 2025 and is entitled to € 36,57).

0 to 4 years:
+€ 24,38/year per child
5 to 10 years:
+ € 36,57/year per child
11 to 16 years:
+€ 60,95/year per child
Children from the age of 17:
+€ 97,52/year per child