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One in five families will from tomorrow social surcharge to renewed child benefit
Economy Tomorrow more than 900,000 families for the first time, the renewed child benefit and growth package will be paid out. It is striking that one in five families is a social surcharge will get it. Concrete will be more than 152.000 children that in the old system, not having a right to such a fee now. That it appears from the figures today were presented by Leo Van Loo, managing director of the Flemish Agency for Payment of Grants in the framework of Family policies (VUTG).

After years of discussion and preparation, the new child benefit or growth package tomorrow for the first time paid. Concrete will be about 900,000 families for a total of 1.6 million beneficiary children a payout. In the vast majority of the cases go to him, to families who already have one or more children, and so child benefit received in the old system. For a large part of that families change little or nothing. the

But of course, there are also families who, at the beginning of 2019 a first child received, and that the new starting price of 163,20 euro (the figures speak of more than 8,000 new children, red.) or families with children in both systems.

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in addition, there is the broader social charge, is one of the great novelties of the growth package. The past was the extra charge linked to the socioprofessionele status of the parents. Now only looked to the family income, which also, for example, working parents with low income are entitled to such a charge. the

the figures show now that almost 20 percent of the families entitled to such a charge. In the old system was that only 10 percent. More than 152.000 children who previously did not had the right to the surcharge, will be provided by the reform, however, entitled to such a charge. Often, the children of parents who work with short-term contracts (such as interimjobs), self-employed workers and assisting spouses or people with a replacement income that has been suspended.


For the first time, kleutertoeslagen granted to parents whose three - or four-year-old child sufficient to kindergarten. Currently, there 10.783 children who are entitled to such a charge of 132,6 euro per year. the

On February 20, also the childcare benefit (of 3.23 euro per opvangdag/child). And since the school year 2019-2020, slide the schooltoeslagen in the system.

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