Family benefits vary from one country to another. The country responsible for providing your benefits when you live in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland depends on your family's situation.
If all the members of your family live where you are insured, this country is responsible for your benefits.
If the members of your family do not live in the country where you are insured, your family could be entitled to benefits in more than one country. You will not receive benefits twice: "priority rules" decide which country is responsible for providing them.
The benefits you receive from the competent country may turn out to be lower than what you would have received from the other county where you had rights. If this is the case, the second country will pay a supplement corresponding to the difference between the two benefits.
In practice the application of these rules depends on each particular case. Contact your insurance institution for more details.
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