Family allowances

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CountryFamily allowances
Austria 2015/16 - family allowances
Students' parents can receive family allowances (EUR 158.90 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 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances from EUR 90.28/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. The student should have no professional activity other than a student job and work no more than 50 days during the year. However in case the student is not living with or supported by her/his mother, the family allowance is paid to the parent, relative or legal guardian who actually supports the child. Responsibility for family allowances was transferred from the federal level to the regional level (to the Flemish Community, the German-spekaing Community, the Walloon Region and Common Community Commission for the Brussels-Capital Region) in 2014.
Belgium - french 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances from EUR 90.28/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. The student  should have no professional activity other than a student job and work no more than 50 days during the year. However when the student is not living with or supported by her/his mother, family allowances are paid  to the parent, relative or legal guardian who actually supports the child. Responsibility for family allowances was transferred from the federal  level to the regional level (to the Flemish Community, the German- speaking Community, the Walloon Region and Common Community  Commission for the Brussels-Capital Region) in 2014.
Belgium - german 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances from EUR 90.28/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. The student should have no professional activity other than a student job and work no more than 50 days during the year. However in case the student is not living with or supported by her/his mother, the family allowance is paid to the parent, relative or legal guardian who actually supports the child. Responsibility for family allowances was transferred from the federal level to the regional level (to the Flemish Community, the German-speaking Community, the Walloon Region and Common Community Commission for the Brussels-Capital Region) in 2014.
Bulgaria 2015/16 - family allowances
no family allowances
Croatia 2015/16 - family allowances
There are no family allowances.
Cyprus 2015/16 - family allowances
There are no tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Czech Republic 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances, depending on family economic conditions, may be awarded 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 2015/16 - family allowances
There are no tax benefits for students' parents or family allowances.
England 2015/16 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Estonia 2015/16 - family allowances
There are no family allowances.
Finland 2015/16 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
France 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances are paid for two or more dependent children that are under 20 years old. The minimum amount is EUR 129.35 per month.
Germany 2015/16 - family allowances
Students' parents receive a monthly family allowance (child benefit) of EUR 188 for the first two children (2016: EUR 190), EUR 194 for the third (2016: EUR 196), and EUR 219 for the fourth and more (2016: EUR 221), or a lump sum tax relief of EUR 3 576 per annum, per child, per parent: (2016: EUR 3 624), 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 tax relief is more favourable.
Hungary 2015/16 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Iceland 2015/16 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Ireland 2015/16 - family allowances
No loans or family allowances.
Italy 2015/16 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Latvia 2015/16 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Liechtenstein 2015/16 - family allowances
No additional family allowances.
Lithuania 2015/16 - 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 is LTL 52 per child per month.
Malta 2015/16 - family allowances
No loans and no family allowances are in place.
Montenegro 2015/16 - family allowances
There are no family allowances of student's parents or tax benefits to parents.
Norway 2015/16 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances play no role in the student support system.
Nothern Ireland 2015/16 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Poland 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances are based on low income of parents or disability of a student.
Portugal 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowance – child benefit – is granted to families with sons/daughters under 24 years old and enrolled in higher education, 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 2015/16 - family allowances
No student family allowances.
Scotland 2015/16 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Slovakia 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances of EUR 23.52 per month are paid to parents of students up to 25 years of age who do not exceed the regular length of study.
Slovenia 2015/16 - family allowances
No family allowances are provided
Spain 2015/16 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Sweden 2015/16 - family allowances
 No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Switzerland 2015/16 - 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 2015/16 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Wales 2015/16 - 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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