Supplementary Child Allowance

The supplementary child allowance is a type of state social benefit paid by the state to the entitled person for raising and nurturing the dependent child, in relation to which, the tax bonus cannot be claimed. Upon meeting certain conditions even a foreigner with permanent residence on the territory of the Slovak Republic is entitled to receive the allowance. 

Conditions for receiving the allowance

The entitlement to receive the supplementary child allowance is reserved for a person, which is entitled to child allowance if at the same time the person:

The above conditions need to be jointly met by:

If the child is placed in the care of only one of the parents, the conditions of the second parent are not examined. 

Amount of benefit

The amount of the supplementary child allowance is 30 EUR monthly and this amount is being adjusted each year on January 1st of the calendar year. 


The entitlement to allowance can be claimed at the Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, department of State Social Benefits according to the entitled person’s place of permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia. The Office will pay the allowance retrospectively, starting from the moment when the conditions for granting the allowance were met, however maximum for a period of 6 months back.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

Entitlement termination

The entitlement to this allowance terminates on the first day of the calendar month following the calendar month in which the dependent child reached the age of 25 years or acquired a university education of the second degree.