Child allowance is paid to children until they turn 19 years of age. After that the allowance is paid to children without secondary education who continue their studies, until they finish school, or until the end of that schoolyear during which they turn 19 years of age.
The amount of the child allowance depends on the number of children in the family:
- Family with one or two children eligible for the child allowance - 80 euros per child per month;
- Family with three or more children eligible for the child allowance - 100 euros per child per month starting from the third child.
Schoolyear begins on September 1st and ends on August 31st (in the final year of secondary school, on June 30th).
If your child is 19 years old and studies in Estonia, you do not need to file a separate certificate. The schools will enter data into Estonian Education Information System EHIS about their students.
If the child studies abroad, the EHIS does not have this data and you must present a school certificate about studying abroad to us each year. We kindly ask you to email the certificate to [email protected], mail it to Paldiski mnt 80, 15092 Tallinn, or submit it to your closest Social Insurance Board local office.
How to get?
No application is required for an allowance!
If your family is entitled to the allowance, you will find a benefits offer in our self service portal after you have registered the birth of your child.
If you and your family have moved to Estonia from abroad or you become entitled to an allowance due to, for example, adoption or guardianship or other, please contact us through the self service portal or by e-mail at [email protected]
We kindly ask you to inform us, should the child quit their studies for any reason during the schoolyear. If the child allowance payments continue for a child who is no longer entitled to the allowance, you must later return the excess payments.
If data has not reached EHIS by the time when the allowances are paid out at the beginning of a new schoolyear (for instance, when the child has changed schools, etc.), a small gap could occur in the allowance payments. The allowance will be paid out retrospectively, as soon as possible after receiving the required information.
Last updated: 04.04.2023