Family allowances

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CountryFamily allowances
Austria 2013/14 - family allowances
Students' parents can receive family allowances (EUR 152.70 per month per child) and tax relief (EUR 58.40 per month per child) if the student is under 24 (in exceptional cases till 25 years of age) and is studying.
Belgium - flemish 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowances from EUR 88.51/month depend on the number of children. They are in principle received by the mother of the child while the student is in education or training, until the age of 25 and has no professional activity other than a student job during the summer holidays (July, August, September) and if, during the other quarters of the year, the student works no more than 240 hours per quarter. However in case the child is not living with or supported by mother, the family allowance is paid to the natural person (parent, relative, legal guardian) who actually supports the child.
Belgium - french 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowances from EUR 88.51/month depend on the number of children. They are in principle received by the mother of the child while the student is in education or training, until the age of 25 as long as the student has no professional activity other than a student job during the summer holidays (July, August, September) and if, during the rest of the year, the student works no more than 240 hours per quarter. However in case the child is not living with or supported by the mother, the family allowance is paid to the natural person (parent, relative, legal guardian) who actually supports the child.
Belgium - german 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowances from EUR 88.51/month depend on the number of children. They are in principle received by the mother of the child while the student is in education or training, until the age of 25 and has no professional activity other than a student job during the summer holidays (July, August, September) and if, during the other quarters of the year, the student works no more than 240 hours per quarter. However in case the child is not living with or supported by mother, the family allowance is paid to the natural person (parent, relative, legal guardian) who actually supports the child.
Bulgaria 2013/14 - family allowances
no family allowances
Croatia 2013/14 - family allowances
There are no family allowances.
Cyprus 2013/14 - family allowances
There are no tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Czech Republic 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowances are provided. Eligibility depends on family economic conditions and allowances are provided until the student is 26 years of age. A child allowance of CZK 700 per month is paid if the family's income is below 2.4 times the subsistence level.
Denmark 2013/14 - family allowances
There are no tax benefits for students' parents or family allowances.
England 2013/14 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Estonia 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Finland 2013/14 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
France 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowances are paid for two or more dependent children that are under 20 years old. The minimum amount is EUR 128.57 per month and increases with the number of eligible children; as of 5th child the amount is EUR 164.73 for each child. An additional amount of EUR 64.29 per month is paid for every child that is aged 16-20 years.
Germany 2013/14 - family allowances
Students' parents receive a monthly family allowance of EUR 184 for the first two children, EUR 190 for the third and EUR 215 for the fourth and more, and a lump sum tax relief (EUR 3 504 per annum, per child, per parent), until students are 25 years old. The tax office checks in favour of the taxpayer whether the child benefit or the deduction of the above mentioned allowances is more favourable.
Hungary 2013/14 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Iceland 2013/14 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Ireland 2013/14 - family allowances
No loans or family allowances, except where a parent in receipt of a social welfare payment is supporting a dependent aged up to 22 who is in full-time education.
Italy 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Latvia 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Liechtenstein 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Lithuania 2013/14 - family allowances
Students' parents can get family allowances if the family has three or more children under 18 years and/or older children who are full-time students (until they become 24 years old). The amount of social allocation is LTL 52 per child per month.
Malta 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Montenegro 2013/14 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Norway 2013/14 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances play no role in the student support system.
Nothern Ireland 2013/14 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Poland 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowance based on low income of parents or disability of a student.
Portugal 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowance – child benefit – is granted to families with sons/daughters enrolled in higher education, less than 24 years old when the household income does not exceed 1.5 times social support index times 14 (2013: EUR 8 803.62) and when the family assets are less than 240 times social support index (2013: EUR 100 612.80).
Romania 2013/14 - family allowances
No student family allowances.
Scotland 2013/14 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Slovakia 2013/14 - family allowances
Family allowance for parents of students up to 25 years of age who do not exceed the regular length of study (EUR 23.10/month).
Slovenia 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Spain 2013/14 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Sweden 2013/14 - family allowances
 No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Switzerland 2013/14 - family allowances
A family allowance of at least CHF 250 per month for 16-25 year-olds still in education is disbursed. The cantons
may grant family allowances that are higher than this legal minimum.
Turkey 2013/14 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Wales 2013/14 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.


Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017

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