Family allowances in Luxembourg ? In Luxembourg, home helps are differently paid according to your family and professional situation, the composition of your family, your place of residence,… Since the 1st of August 2016, the system has changed for the new residents.
The allowance demands must be made to the Caisse pour l’Avenir des Enfants (CAE).
Birth allowance is not automatic in Luxembourg. A border worker can not benefit from the birth allowance on behalf of the mother. In addition, the birth allowance can not be cumulated with a birth allowance paid in the country of residence.
The birth allowance is paid in 3 times under the following conditions:
- Before the birth: the prenatal benefit is paid to the mother of the child when she is resident in Luxembourg or is affiliated to the Social Security at the time of the last of the 5 medical examinations or examination dental requirement.
- At birth: the birth allowance is paid to the mother of the child on condition that the child is viable (22 weeks of gestation minimum), that the mother resides in Luxembourg or that she is affiliated to it at the moment birth and undergo a medical examination by a specialist in gynecology or obstetrics.
- After the birth: this allowance is paid if the child has been continuously raised in Luxembourg since birth or if one of the two parents is working in Luxembourg or has been affiliated to it since the birth of the child until his or her 2 years. In addition, the child must have 6 examinations by a doctor until 2 years old.
Welfare or allowances for the child’s future?
The welfare and the allowances for the child’s future are monthly financial services intended to help the households raise their children by compensating for the family loads, that is for the financial expenses linked to the child’s care and education.
The family allowance is paid until the child is 18 years old, provided that the child resides there continuously or that one of the parents works and is affiliated to the Luxembourg Social Security and that the child resides in a country of the European Union.
The allowance is extended until the child reaches 25 years of age if he or she is attending secondary school for at least 24 hours a week.
The system has changed on the 1st of August 2016. What can you claim according to your date of arrival in Luxembourg or your child’s date of birth?
The welfare is paid to all the resident families from which the child was born before the 1st of August 2016, settled in Luxembourg or which began to work in Luxembourg before this date.
Since August 1st, 2016, the allowance for the child’s future is paid to the children born at or after this date, or when the enquirer began to work or settled down in Luxembourg at this date or later.
Back to school allowance
This allowance is annually paid before the schooled children aged 6 or more go back to school, and until the end of the secondary education or 25 years old at the latest.
Allowance for handicapped children
An additional allowance for handicapped children can be granted to you as a supplement to the welfare. More information here about spacial allocation.
Other family benefits
As a complement to the welfare detailed above, you can also benefit from supplementary fiscal advantages owing to children to support. Are your children welcomed by a day nursery, a day household, a halfway house within the framework of the fundamental school?
You can benefit from Chèque-Service-Accueil.More information here.