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The parental allowance is a type of state social benefit paid by the state to the entitled person for providing due care to the child.

In order to cover the costs necessary for child care the state contributes to the parent or to a natural person to whose care the child was placed by means of the Child Care Allowance.

A tax bonus constitutes the amount of tax benefit  paid to the tax payer on a maintained child living with the tax payer in a common household.

Child allowance is a repeated state social benefit, the purpose of which is to contribute to education and nutrition of a dependent child. A dependent child is defined as a child receiving compulsory education of up to 25 years of age, if enrolled in full-time studies at secondary school or university, or if due to an illness or injury, the child is unable to study or to engage in a profit-making activity.

The supplementary child allowance is a type of state social benefit paid by the state to the entitled person for raising and nurturing of the dependent child, in relation to which, the tax bonus cannot be claimed. 

Childbirth allowance is a one-time state social benefit whose purpose is to cover the expenditures related to the security needs of a newborn.

The condition for claiming the childbirth allowance is the birth of a child and  permanent residence as well as current residence of the authorised person in the Slovak Republic. If the child was born in a country which is not a Member State of the EU/EEC, he may be entitled to the allowance if the authorised person had had public health insurance in the Slovak Republic for at least 12 consecutive calendar months before the child's birth. 

The allowance for multiple children born at the same time is a type of state social benefit granted by the state once per year in order to cover increased costs arising as a result of due care for:

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