Policy Document

Amendment to the General Family Allowances Act






Family & Children


Family Allowances

Main implications

With this amendment, the right to receive family allowances for children 16 or 17 years of age became dependent upon the child's pursuit of an education aimed at obtaining a basic qualification (vmbo, havo / vwo); if children are not in such a programme, their parents will not receive the family allowance.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Parents of children 16 or 17 years of age.

Target group


Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

Staatsblad 2010, 74

Original full text web source in native language


Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal. "Recht op kinderbijslag voor 16- en 17 jarigen". Available at: http://www.eerstekamer.nl/wetsvoorstel/31890_recht_op_kinderbijslag_voor


Wieke Selten
Nederlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (at the time of this project)

Anne H. Gauthier
Nederlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2014): Policy: "Amendment to the General Family Allowances Act" (Information provided by Wieke Selten & Anne H. Gauthier). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].