Dutch Government financially supports parents who raise children. There are three support possibilities and two institutions involved:

  • Child Benefit (Kinderbijslag), implemented by Social Insurance Bank (Sociale Verzekeringsbank, SVB);
  •  Child Budget (Kind-gebonden budget), implemented by the tax authority (Belastingdienst);
  • Childcare Allowance (Kinderopvang toeslag), equally implemented by the tax authority.

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Before you start, please arrange your digital entry key  to government institutions, DigiD.

Note that SVB (Social Insurance Bank) is a social security agency that implements national insurance schemes in the Netherlands, like the basic state pension … and Child Benefit. However, rather than the name suggests, it is not a bank. Yet it is a financial institutions as it manages the funds of the national insurance schemes.

The three financial instruments are explained here: