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Family & Social Welfare

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.

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, June 1 and October 1.

Child benefits are paid by the State Accounting Office. They are not considered income and are not taxable.

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