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What documents or information do I need to apply for child benefit?

  • Children under the age of 18:
    • the tax identification number of the child
    • the tax identification number of the parent making the application
    • Birth certificate if the child was born or lives abroad
  • Children over the age of 18:
    Depending on the case, a school, training or university certificate and possibly proof of the child's weekly working hours must also be submitted.
  • disabled children:
    Disability certificate or assessment notice from the district office (formerly the pension office) or pension certificate


Further information for those entitled to child benefit

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