Child benefits

Child benefits are intended to assist parents with their children and to equalise their situations. A certain amount is paid out to parents for each child until the child reaches 18 years of age.

Child benefits

  • No application is needed for child benefits.
  • The amount of child benefit is dependent on the parents' income, their marital status and the number of children they have.
  • Tax authorities are responsible for calculating child benefits, which are based on tax returns.
  • If the parents are divorced, the child benefits will be paid to the parent with whom the child has legal residence.
  • Child benefits are paid on a quarterly basis. February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
  • Child benefits are paid by the State Accounting Office. They are not considered income and are not taxable.

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