Allowances & other benefits
Having a baby can be an expensive business, which is why it's well worth figuring out how to take advantage of the various allowances, bonuses and other benefits you may be entitled to.
In this section you can find out more about:
- birth allowance ('prime de naissance' / 'kraamgeld') - one-off payment of over €1200 per child born (in Brussels, the amount is less for subsequent children), paid by the family allowance agency;
- adoption allowance ('prime d'adoption' / 'adoptiepremie) - one-off payment of over €1200 per child adopted, paid by the family allowance agency;
- bonuses from your mutuelle, which, depending on your mutuelle, may include a welcome bonus, breastfeeding bonus, free domestic help;
- family allowance ('allocations familiales' / 'kinderbijslag') - monthly government payments per child.