Child benefit is intended to help parents with children and to equalise their situation. A certain amount is paid out to parents for each child up to the age of eighteen.

  • Child benefit is paid to parents with children under the age of eighteen.
  • A fixed amount is paid for each child under the age of seven irrespective of income. Otherwise, child benefit is income-linked and calculated on the basis of income from the year before as declared in the relevant tax returns.
  • No application is needed for child benefit.
  • The amount of child benefit depends on the parents’ income, their marital status and the number of children.
  • Tax authorities calculate the level of child benefit that is based on tax returns.
  • The State Financial Management disburses child benefit four times a year: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November.
  • Child benefit is not considered to be income and is not taxable.

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