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Child Benefit

The Dutch government assists families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age (as long as they legally reside in the Netherlands and are insured under the AKW child benefit scheme*). The responsible department for child benefit is the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB).

This child benefit (kinderbijslag) is paid to the family on a quarterly basis. In 2021, for a child age 0 to 5 years, the quarterly amount is €223.37; for a child age 6 to 11 years, it is €271.24; and for a child age 12 to 17 years, it is €319.10.

How to apply for child benefit will depend on your situation. Answer the questions at this link to find out how you can apply for child benefit.

For more information in English, visit the SVB website.

*If you are studying in the Netherlands temporarily with a Study residence permit and are not employed, you are not insured under the AKW child benefit insurance and thus are not eligible for child benefit. For a complete list of exceptions, please view this page on the SVB website.