Child benefit is a form of supplementary income for the maintenance, upbringing and education of a child. A parent or another person registered as a resident in the Republic of Slovenia is eligible to receive child benefit for a child who actually lives in Slovenia until the child is 18 years of age. You may apply for an allowance if you fulfil the other criteria under the act regulating family benefits, e.g. if income per family member does not exceed the income category limit.

The right to child allowance is granted for a period of up to one year. Therefore, a new application for the entitlement to child benefit needs to be submitted every year, and in the month the eligibility for child benefit expires. The amount of child benefit is determined according to the income category the family concerned falls into. Depending on the number of children, the total amount of child benefit for those entitlement is determined by adding up the individual amounts of child benefit for each child.

More information is available at a local social work centre.

The ministry pays child allowance by no later than the 15th of the month for the previous month.