How much child benefit will I receive?
Children who live in Brussels are entitled to Brussels child benefit. How much child benefit is your family entitled to?
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Brussels child benefit rates
Below, you can find an overview of the applicable Brussels child benefit rates (these rates have been indexed according to the index in force since 01/11/2023).
Maternity allowance (or maternity grant)
For the birth of your first child, you are entitled to a maternity allowance of €1.314,61. For each subsequent birth, you will receive €597,55.
In the event of a multiple birth, the maternity grant is always €597,55 per child.
For a first adoption, you will receive €1.314,61. For each subsequent adoption, you are entitled to €597,55.
Basic child benefit
All children who are entitled to Brussels child benefit, receive a basic rate based on their date of birth and age. This right is unconditional until 31 August of the year in which they turn 18. Children aged between 18 and 25 years have to fulfill certain conditions.
|Born before 2020||Born after 2020|
|0 – 11 years old||€167,32||€179,27|
|12 – 17 years old||€179,27||€191,22|
|18 – 24 years old (no higher education)||€179,27||€191,22|
|18 – 24 years old (higher education)||€191,22||€203,17|
Exception: for all children who are not entitled to a social supplement, a supplement for orphans or a supplement for children with a disability, the basic rate does not increase with age if the household income amounts to €37.868,01 or more.
On top of the basic rate, you may be entitled to a social supplement if your household income is below a certain limit.
From 1 November 2023, the household’s cadastral income will also be taken into account to determine your entitlement to the social supplement.
If your cadastral income exceeds €2.000,00 (not index-linked), you are no longer entitled to the social supplement. If it is less than or equal to €2.000,00, we examine the following ceilings:
|Annuel taxable household income < € €37.868,01||1 child||2 children||3 children or more|
|0 – 11 years old||€47,80||€95,61||€155,36|
|12 – 24 years old||€59,76||€107,56||€167,31|
|0 – 11 years old||€47,80||€83,66||€131,46|
|12 – 24 years old||€59,76||€95,61||€143,41|
|Annuel taxable household income ≥ € €37.868,01 and < € €54.969,69|
|0 – 24 years old||€0,00||€29,88||€86,05|
|Annuel taxable household income ≥ € €54.969,69|
|0 – 24 years old||€0,00||€0,00||€0,00|
Annual age-related supplement (formerly school allowance)
All children for whom Brussels child benefit is paid, are entitled to the annual age-related supplement. You receive this supplement in August, along with your child benefit for July.
|0-2 years old||€23,90|
|3-5 years old||€23,90|
|6 – 11 years old||€35,85|
|12 – 17 years old||€59,76|
|18 – 24 years old (no higher education)||€59,76|
|18 – 24 years old (higher education)||€95,61|
Supplement for orphans
The supplement for orphans is intended for children who have lost one or both parents.
- Children who have lost one parent are entitled to the basic child benefit rate, plus half of this rate.
- Children who have lost both parents or their only parent are entitled to double the basic child benefit rate.
The supplement for orphans can be combined with other supplements, such as the social supplement or the supplement for children with a disability.
Supplement for children with a disability or medical condition
Children with a disability or medical condition may be entitled to a child benefit supplement until the month in which they turn 21. The rate of the increased child benefit depends on the number of points on the medical and social scale.
|Number of points||Rate|
|At least 4 points in the first pillar and less than 6 points across the three pillars||€100,41|
|6-8 points across the three pillars and less than 4 points in the first pillar||€133,72|
|6-8 points across the three pillars and at least 4 points in the first pillar||€515,08|
|9-11 points across the three pillars and less than 4 points in the first pillar||€312,03|
|9-11 points across the three pillars and at least 4 points in the first pillar||€515,08|
|12-14 points across the three pillars||€515,08|
|15-17 points across the three pillars||€585,68|
|18-20 points across the three pillars||€627,52|
|+20 points across the three pillars||€669,35|
Child benefit for children born before 2020
Since 2020, Brussels has its own child benefit system.
Did you have children before 2020? In that case, there are two possibilities:
- You receive the Brussels child benefit rate if it is higher than the child benefit you received before 2020.
- If the rate of the old federal child benefit system was higher, we continue to pay that rate.
Famiris makes sure it always pays the highest rate. You do not need to do anything.