Hello baby, and hello ‘Startbedrag’

You child will get a new name, and so will your child support. From 1 January onwards, the birth allowance or adoption allowance will be referred to as the ‘Startbedrag’.

Your ‘Startbedrag’ at the birth

The birth will entitle you to the ‘Startbedrag’, formerly called the birth allowance or childbirth benefit. It aims to give you some financial support at the start of your child’s life.

Click on the button below to apply for your ‘Startbedrag’ and MyFamily will arrange everything for you. You can receive the amount from the eighth month of your pregnancy.

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Your ‘Startbedrag’ for adoption

You are also entitled to this type of support when you adopt. The ‘Startbedrag’ replaces the adoption allowance.

Click on the button below to apply for your ‘Startbedrag’ MyFamily will guide you through the process step by step.

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Want to find out more about the ‘Startbedrag’?

Read everything you should know about the allocation, calculation and payment here.

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What else can you do?

As you wait for your child to arrive, there are many other things you can already sort out. That is why MyFamily has made this convenient overview for you. You can then be certain that you thought of everything, which is quite reassuring.

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