What is a birth premium?
a sum of money from the Belgian Government to help with all those unexpected expenses that preparing for the arrival of your baby incurs
How much is the birth premium?
How do you apply?
It’s easy to apply for the birth premium. You can do it yourself by registering online with one of the 5 child allowance funds. You can choose but your choice will be dictated by where you live in Belgium. Each region operates slightly differently.
When can you apply?
You can apply after the 6th month of pregnancy and you should receive the birth premium at the earliest two months before the birth. Once you have applied and been accepted for the birth premium you will automatically start receiving the monthly family allowance. But only after the birth, once you register your baby at the commune you are living in. No additional paperwork required!
You can use the money for anything your child needs! Do you use it to finish the nursery, supplement the diaper bill or do you prefer to buy children's clothes with it? The choice is yours.
Can I apply for birth premium if I am adopting?
Of course, the starting amount also applies to adoption . You will then receive your starting amount soon after the child arrives in your family. You can of course apply earlier!
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Where can I find out more?
Katherine Ellwood DipHB(KGH) 8th February 2024
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher