Child care benefit for those in training or education

A parent or guardian of a child is entitled to a monthly benefit equivalent to six times the basic social benefit (EUR 228) during a period of training or studies and for 12 months after the period is over. This includes formal vocational training or higher education up until the age of 26 or a PhD or medical course up until the age of 30 (including any period of leave because of pregnancy). This benefit is paid if the person is not eligible for a child care benefit under the Law on Sickness and Maternity Social Insurance. This benefit is paid during the period of childcare from birth until the child is one year old. To get the benefit, one of the parents has to provide his ID, an application, birth certificate of the child, and a document proving that he is studying at an educational institution.

Source: Ministry of Social Security and Labour

Information updated: 2018-10-25
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