Life doesn’t stand still, and your family changes with it. To make sure you have everything you need, we’ve gathered all the information about the Groeipakket for the various stages of your life. This gives you more time for what really matters: your family!

Startbedrag aanvragen, geboortepremie aanvragen, kraamgeld aanvragen

Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! Congratulations. MyFamily will provide you with useful information about the Startbedrag (childbirth benefit or birth allowance) and Groeipakket (child benefit) right from the start.

Find out everything you need to know about the Startbedrag and the Groeipakket.

WHAT IS THE STARTBEDRAG? WHAT IS THE GROEIPAKKET?
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Pupil or student

A new school means a new challenge for your child. Are you still entitled to the Groeipakket? How much can a student work? We’ll provide you with all the information you need.

GROEIPAKKET AS A PUPIL/STUDENT
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Graduate and now a school leaver

Has your son or daughter just graduated or left school? If so, it’s time to take the next steps. We’ll make sure they’re easy to follow.

Read more about the conditions for receiving the Groeipakket (child benefit) as a school leaver.

GROEIPAKKET AS A SCHOOL LEAVER
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Studying abroad

If your child is heading abroad to study, you can continue to receive your Groeipakket (child benefit).

However, the conditions for this vary from country to country. Read all about studying abroad at the click of a button.

STUDYING ABROAD
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Living alone

If your child has flown the nest and started standing on their own two feet, they’ll receive the Groeipakket (child benefit) themselves.

Click on the button below to find out more about what happens when your child moves into their own place.

LIVING ALONE
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Living together or getting married

Building a home together is a huge step. Your life changes, and your Groeipakket (child benefit) does too. Living together can have a significant impact on your social allowance and education allowance (study allowance). You can read all about your rights as a “de facto family”, as it is called by law, here.

LIVING TOGETHER OR GETTING MARRIED
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Divorce or separation

Are you and your partner separating? If this happens, it’s important to find the best solution for the children. MyFamily can help you with your Groeipakket.

SEPARATNG

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