Family allowances

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How and where ?

Entitlement to family benefits varies according to family circumstances, employment, residence, etc. To find out if you are entitled to claim any benefit, it is best to apply directly to the Family Allowance Office (Caisse pour l'avenir de l'enfant), and to provide details of your personal circumstances. You will need to fill out and submit an application form available on the CAE website. For applications forms, see the section "Formulaires".

 

Parental leaves


For whom


- pregnant women workers

 

How much and when


- antenatal leave (8 weeks prior to the anticipated date of the birth as attested by a medical certificate)

- postnatal leave (8 weeks from the date of the birth)

 

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For whom


- one of the partners taking care of a recently adopted child

 

How much and when


- 8 weeks if a single child who has not yet reached the age of primary school education is adopted
- 12 weeks for two or more children

 

 

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For whom


- parents of a young child

 

How much and when


- max. 3.204,93 for full time (40h/week)

- full time during 4 or 6 months

- part-time during 8 or 12 months

- 1 day/week during 20 months

- 4 full periods of 1 month during 20 months

 

Details


- enables the parents of a young child to interrupt their careers or shorten their work hours in order to accompany the child

- to calculate the amount see the CAE website

 

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For whom


- parents of a child under the age of 15 years

 

How much and when


- 2 days per year, per working parent and per child

 

Details


- in the event of serious illness, accident or other health-related problem with no loss of income

- the days may not be taken consecutively

 

 

Source: www.luxembourg.lu / Service information et presse

 

Family allowances


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For whom


- women who have undergone proper surveillance and monitoring during pregnancy and birth, and have had their child monitored up to the age of two years

 

When and how much


1,740.09 EUR per child payable in three equal instalments:

- prenatal: 580.03 EUR

- birth: 580.03 EUR

- post natal (2 years old): 580.03 EUR

 

Details


- a number of medical exams are required for both the mother and child

 

For whom


- resident child

 

When and how much


265 EUR per month and per child

- from the month in which the child is born until the month of his 18th birthday

- continued until 25 in the case of secondary school studies

 

Details


- the child has to have its legal residence in Luxembourg, and resides there permanently and effectively

 

For whom


- Parents of children over the age of 6 years
 

When and how much


- 115 EUR for a child over the age of 6 years

- 235 EUR for a child over the age of 12 years

- paid in August every year until the calendar year during which the child ends secondary or technical secondary education

- no application form is required

 

Details


- the child has to be accepted in primary education

 

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For whom


- parents of disabled children

 

When and how much


- 200 EUR per month

 

Details


- paid in addition to the standard family allowances

- application form is required, as well as e medical certification about a child disease of more than 50% comparing to a “normal” child

 

 

Source: www.luxembourg.lu / Service information et presse

 

 

Chèque-Service Accueil

This childcare service voucher offers lower admission fees to a number of childcare facilities including relay homes, day care centers, crèches, nurseries, boarding schools. You can apply at your local commune free of charge if your kid is less than 13 years old or still in primary education. The voucher is valid for 12 months.

www.accueilenfant.lu

 

Please note that due to political reforms these informations might change during the current year.

For more information

 

 

Caisse pour l'avenir des enfants (CAE)

34, avenue de la Porte Neuve

L-2227 Luxembourg

Tel. : (+352) 47 71 53-1

www.cae.lu