The amount of child benefit is fixed and depends on your child’s age. If you also receive benefits for your children from another country, you will not get the full benefit amount from both countries.
Child benefit amounts
The website of the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) tells you what the current child benefit amounts are.
What factors influence the amount of child benefit you receive?
- which country your child lives in
- whether you get family benefits from a country other than the Netherlands
- how many children you have
- how old your children are
- whether your child lives at home and has high-level care needs
- whether your child lives away from home due to illness or disability, or for the purpose of education.
Family benefits are:
- child benefit
- supplementary child benefit
- childcare benefit
- any benefits or allowances paid by other countries that are similar to these Dutch benefits.
If you or your partner get a family benefit from a country other than the Netherlands, you will not get the full benefit amount from both countries.
If the family benefit you get from another country is lower than in the Netherlands, the Netherlands will supplement it. In total you will usually receive the same amount of family benefits as you would in the Netherlands.
The SVB investigates your individual situation jointly with the relevant agency in your country of residence, makes arrangements and pays any amounts you are entitled to. The SVB cannot tell you exactly how much you will receive until it has concluded its investigation. It will then send you a letter with the definitive amount.
Supplementary child benefit
If you get Dutch child benefit, you may also qualify for supplementary child benefit. Supplementary child benefit is additional financial assistance towards the costs of raising a child under the age of 18.
If you are moving abroad
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.