Children’s Allowance Malta – €450 or €527 per child

[ 0 ] 23/07/2013 |

1_GOV mt_LogoIf you live in Malta and you fulfill the following criteria, you have the right to receive some extra money from the government as financial support for raising your child.

The minimum rate of children’s allowance has risen for 2013 from €350 to €450 per child, whereas the allowance for families on the minimum wage is €527 (in total per year).

Criteria:
1. Applicant should be a resident of Malta for at least three months before date of application;
2. One of the parents should be a Maltese citizen, has a refugee status or be a citizen of an EU Member State or is a citizen of a member country of the European Social Charter, and has the care and custody of child;

If your annual income (as a single/not married parent or joint if married) is less than €24,226, click here for all the official information regarding the procedure that is to be followed and the application forms.

If your annual income (as a single/not married parent or joint if married) exceeds €24,226, click here for all the official information regarding the procedure that is to be followed and the application forms.

On a different note, but relevant, parents who send their children to childcare centres continue to benefit up to €1,300 in tax rebates in 2013 while mothers who return to work after being away for five years or more to raise children will continue to benefit from a tax-free period of one year.

If you need any further information, contact someone directly at your nearest Social Security District Office.
Click here for the full list.

UPDATE as of 02/10/2013: Changes made to families who originally received the allowance once a year. Every family with children under-16 will now receive their payments in December, March, June and September. Info found here.

 

Category: Resources for Malta Mums

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