Child benefit is a benefit to help with the cost of looking after a child. It is paid once every quarter. You can get child benefit until your child reaches the age of 18.
Sometimes we stop paying child benefit earlier, for example, if your child leaves school. To qualify for child benefit, you have to be insured under the Dutch child benefit scheme.
You can get child benefit if you are insured under the child benefit scheme. People who live or work in the Netherlands are usually insured under the Dutch child benefit scheme. You can read about the exceptions to this rule here.
Which children can you get child benefit for?
You can get child benefit for children under 18. The child must be:
- your own child
- your partner’s or your ex-partner’s child
- a foster child
- a child you care for as if it was your own child
Amount per child per quarter
|0 to 5 years old||€221.49|
|6 to 11 years old||€268.95|
|12 to 17 years old||€316.41|