For whom does the general regulation for employees and the self-employed apply?
The general rules and amounts for child benefit are based on the employee, but the regulation also applies in several other situations:
- You are an active employee.You work under contract and are subject to social security contributions in Belgium.
- You are self-employed.
- You are an employee with equivalent days.You are still under contract to your employer but do not work for them for a short period (e.g., holidays, strikes, career breaks, temporary unemployment, severance pay in the event of dismissal).
- You receive replacement income for (occupational) illness, disability, unemployment or retirement.
- You are in a special allowance situation.
For persons who are not employees, adapted conditions are available in order to receive child benefit. These vary according to your family situation and your child’s situation.