Child Benefits

Understand the types of allowances available to parents, as well as parental leave in Luxembourg...

Following the birth a number of allowances are available:

  • Family allowance (allocation familiales): Monthly payment depending on the number of children in the family and their age. Family allowance may also be affected by disability
  • Education allowance (allocation d'éducation): Monthly allowance paid from the end of the maternity leave if the parent decides to stop work completely to raise their child(ren). As of 1 June 2015 this is only available to those already granted the allowance.

Family allowance

A family allowance (allocation familiale) is paid at the end of each month to parents of children resident in Luxembourg. To claim family allowance, a form must be filled in and sent to the Caisse Nationale des Prestations Familiales (CNPF).

  • CNPF
    Postal Address
    : Boîte postale 394 L-2013 Luxembourg
    Tel: 47 71 53-1
    Fax: 47 71 53-348
  • CNPF Service Centre
    At: 34 avenue de la Porte Neuve, L-2227 Luxembourg
    Tel: 47 71 53-1
    Fax: 47 71 53 - 348

Parents who have recently arrived in Luxembourg should send the family allowance application form along with a birth certificate, proof that they are not receiving family allowance benefits in another country and a certificat de composition de ménage, which can be obtained from the Municipal office in the commune of the area of residence. Non EU citizens will also need to provide their residence permit.

Cross border workers should send the family allowance application form along with a birth certificate, proof that they are not receiving family allowance benefits in another country, and a Relevé d'Identité Bancaire (which establishes the bank and account identity).

Benefits are paid until the child is 18. However, this can be extended to 27 if the child remains in full-time education.

Education allowance

The education allowance (allocation d'éducation) is paid for two to eight years depending on the number of children in the family. It is paid monthly from the end of the maternity leave if the parent decides to stop work completely to raise their child(ren).

Note: As of 1 June 2015 this is only available to those already granted the allowance.