Child benefits in the Netherlands
How can I get kindersbijslag (child benefit) and how does it work?
What is kindgebonden budget (child-related budget) and do I qualify for it?
If you receive the kinderbijslag (child benefit), you may also qualify for kindgebonden budget (child-related budget). This is an extra monthly contribution from the government for low-income families. The child-related budget is granted by the Social Security Office (Sociale Verzekeringbank – SVB) and paid by the Tax authorities (Belastingdienst). If you are receiving child benefit, the SVB will submit a claim to the Belastingdienst for a child-related budget.
The Belastingdienst will decide whether you are eligible for the child-related budget depending on your family income and assets. If you qualify, you will receive a letter from them within eight weeks. If you don’t hear from the Belastingdienst, it means that your family income is too high to get this benefit. However, if you think you are entitled to a child-related budget, you can claim it online with your DigiD account via ‘Mijntoeslagen’ or contact them on their English-speaking telephone help line on 055 538 5385. Further information is available in English at the SVB website.