A reduction in the child increase
- Income security
A temporary increase in the amount of the child increase has been in force this year. The temporary increase will expire at the end of the year.
A year ago, the change in the security environment and the increase in electricity prices led to a temporary increase in the amount of the child increase. The aim was in particular to protect the purchasing power of low-income families with children in a situation where scarcity of basic necessities was pushing up prices. In fact, the government decided on temporary increases in a number of social security benefits used by families with children in the context of the 2023 draft budget, and Parliament subsequently adopted the relevant amendments to the law.
The temporary increase in the child increase is valid from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023, after which the temporary increase will be abolished.
The abolition of the temporary increase is not the only upcoming change to the amount of the child benefit increase. The government is currently preparing a freeze on the index and the abolition of the child increase.
The index freeze means that from 1 January 2024, the child supplement will not increase, even if the cost of living has risen.
Abolishing the child increase would mean that from 1 April 2024 we would no longer be able to pay the child increase to the earnings-related allowance at all.
Amount of the child increase
If it is decided to freeze the index and abolish the child increase, the amount of the child increase will be per day:
|Amount of children