If you want to receive child benefit (Kinderbijslag) from the Netherlands, you have to match these conditions: have children up to 18 years old; have been continuously working in the Netherlands for more than 6 months; the employer regularly paid social security payments.
Size of the payments: the payments are quarterly and depend on the child’s age. The payment size differs every year. The following sums have been approved and are in effect since January 2017: 198,38 EUR per quarter for a child aged 0-5, 240,89 EUR for ages 6-11, and 283,40 EUR for ages 12-17. If you receive child benefit in your home country, this sum will be deducted from the total of your benefit and you will only receive the difference. When it is decided that you are eligible to receive the benefit, the money is transferred every quarter directly into the account you. provide.
- A copy of your passport or ID card;
- A copy of spouse’s passport or ID card;
- A copy of child’s ID (if you have one);
- Child’s birth certificate (European or translated);
- Marriage certificate (European or translated)
During the tax return process, the Dutch tax office may send you an additional form on the child benefits received in your home country. If you receive such a document, you have to take it to the tax office or the social security office, where it has to be signed.
Duration of the procedure: handling of documents for the payments takes 2 to 12 months.
Limitation period: child benefit may be returned for the past one year at most.
IMPORTANT: You must inform the Dutch social security office on any fundamental changes that may impact the size of your benefits (e.g. significant change in family income, departure from the Netherlands, divorce, etc.) in 4 weeks.
Register for child benefits