After you have claimed the child benefit, the SVB will send you its decision, stating the amount you will receive per child and the commencement date of your child benefit
The amount that you will receive is based upon the age of your child, number of children you have, any special needs, but does not take into account your family income
A payment is made on a quarterly basis directly into your bank account until your child reaches the age of 18. Please note than when your child is older than 16, you will only continue receiving the child benefit if he/she goes to school and receives an income of no more than an annually fixed amount
The child benefit is not exclusively for bringing up and caring of your own children; it also applies to adopted children, foster children, stepchildren or other children you bring up and care for as if they were your own. In this case, you must contact the SVB yourself to ask them to send you a claim form. It is the same procedure if you arrive in the Netherlands with children who were born abroad. You can find the forms and further information at: www.svb.nl/int/en/kinderbijslag.
As per January 2018, if your child lives outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland, the amount that you receive for child benefit may be adjusted to the price level in your child’s country of residence. Should the amount you are receiving be changed, you should receive a letter from the SVB informing you of the new amount.