Though subject to different family allowance systems, employees, civil servants and self-employed persons can all claim family allowance for their children.
In particular, persons exercising a main activity on a self-employed basis (indépendants à titre principal/ zelfstandigen in hoofdberoep) are eligible for:
- a maternity allowance;
- an adoption allowance;
- ordinary child benefit paid monthly.
For other employees, this information can be found in the family section of the portal.
More information via the social security portal. (French-Dutch)
Self-employed persons who wish to claim family allowance should apply to their social insurance fund, providing the certificate issued by the municipal authorities, either following the birth of the child or when they register with the fund.