You are entitled to the guardianship allowance if you raise a child whose parents do not fulfil their obligation to raise a child and whom the court has appointed under your guardianship.
The allowance of 240 euros is paid monthly for each child under guardianship.
The right for the allowance starts on the day when the guardianship court order comes into force. When applied for later, the allowance is paid out retrospectively, but, at the maximum, for six months preceding the application filing month.
The allowance is paid until the child turns 18. If the child is still studying at the age of 18, we shall continue with the allowance payments until the end of the academic year during which the child turns 19.
How to get?
Starting from 2018, the Social Insurance Board will no longer pay guardianship allowance to families where the child has been taken into care on the basis of an agreement between the local government and the family. Only a child over whom guardianship has been appointed is entitled to guardianship allowance paid by the Social Insurance Board.
To cover the maintenance costs of a child growing up in a foster family, please contact your local government.
Last updated: 21.03.2023