Who is eligible to receive the kleutertoeslag?

It’s very simple: children aged three and four who go to school in Flanders.

You will receive the kleutertoeslag for your three-year-old child if they:

  • are enrolled in an ordinary or special preschool education that is financed or subsidised by the Flemish Community;
  • are already two years old before the start of the calendar year in which they are entitled to receive the allowance;
  • they have been enrolled in preschool education no later than two months after their third birthday.

You will receive the kleutertoeslag for four-year-olds if they:

  • are enrolled in an ordinary or special preschool education that is financed or subsidised by the Flemish Community;
  • are already three years old before the start of the calendar year in which they are entitled to receive the allowance;
  • continue to be registered in preschool education;
  • have sufficient attendance for the previous year of preschool.
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You will automatically receive kleutertoeslag on top of your Groeipakket if you live in Flanders.

In this case, you do not need to submit an application.

Important

  • If your child was already 3 years of age on 31 December 2018 and was enrolled in preschool education, you will receive the kleutertoeslag for children aged 4. This happens automatically for families living in Flanders.
  • Do you live in Brussels, Wallonia or a country bordering Belgium, and does your child go to a school in Flanders? If so, you can apply for the kleutertoeslag for children aged 3 and 4 by clicking on the button below.

How much kleutertoeslag for children aged 3 and 4 do you receive?

The kleutertoeslag is €132.60 per year.

This amount counts for an entire school year and is paid out in one go. Your child may receive this allowance twice: the first time as a three-year-old and the second time as a four-year-old.

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When do you receive the kleutertoeslag?

The allowance is paid one month after your child’s birthday. You will receive the kleutertoeslag together with the Groeipakket, i.e. on the eighth of the month. The payment is subject to a number of conditions.

Your three-year-old child must already be enrolled in a preschool in the month of their third birthday.

If you have registered your child within two months after their third birthday, MyFamily will pay the extra allowance for children aged 3 and 4 in the month following the month in which we received confirmation of registration.

If MyFamily did not receive any information regarding the registration of your child, we will pay the extra allowance for children aged 3 and 4 in the month following the month in which we received confirmation of registration.

Your four-year-old child must remain enrolled in a preschool and have sufficient attendance during the previous school year.

If MyFamily did not receive any information regarding the registration of your child, the same rule applies here as for a three-year-old child. This means we will pay the extra allowance for children aged 3 and 4 in the month following the month in which we received confirmation of registration.

If you were not able to register your child due to illness, you should provide MyFamily with the doctor’s medical certificate. We will pay your kleutertoeslag for children aged 3 and 4 one month after receipt of this certificate.

Would you like to know more about the kleutertoeslag?

Our Groeipakket coaches are on hand to provide you with all the information you need. Don’t hesitate to contact them!

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