Your application will be submitted automatically...
…if you are already receiving a ‘Groeipakket’ for another child.
…if you applied for a ‘Startbedrag’ for your child, formerly referred to as the childbirth benefit or birth allowance. If that is not yet the case, do so now with just one click.
If you were already receiving child benefit before 1 January 2019,
you will continue to receive the same amount for your child(ren). There is no need to submit a separate application.
You must submit your application yourself...
…in otherexceptional cases.
One example is if you and your children are moving to Flanders after 1 January 2019. In that case, you can obviously no longer apply for a ‘Startbedrag’ for them in Flanders. This also means that you will not automatically receive the ‘Groeipakket’. In that case, you must submit the application yourself.
Fortunately, applying is easy. Just click on the button below and MyFamily will get the ball rolling for you right away.
The child benefit will change into the ‘Groeipakket’ from 1 January 2019. The old name will apply until then.