Child allowance

Child allowance is a repeated state social benefit, the purpose of which is to contribute to the education and nutrition of a dependent child. 

A dependent child is defined as a child:

A dependent child shall not be considered a child entitled to a disability pension or if the child has completed the 2nd level of higher education (master’s degree).

Conditions for claiming the allowance are:

A person entitled to claim the allowance is:

The entitled person loses the entitlement to claim the allowance if:

The allowance amounts to EUR 25.88 (from January 2022). This amount is adjusted every year, always as of January 1, of the calendar year. The amount of the allowance is increased by EUR 106.33 for the calendar month in which the child first enters the 1st year of primary school.

You may claim the allowance at the Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, Department of State Social Benefits, competent according to your permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia, The Office will also disburse the allowance retroactively as of the date of fulfilling the conditions for its allocation, for a maximum retroactive period of six months.

The application for the allowance must be submitted together with the following documents: