This chapter describes the types of family benefits you may be able to receive. The following benefits are addressed:
- one-off childbirth allowance
- monthly child allowance
- monthly single-parent allowance.
In what situation can I claim?
Non-working persons resident in Liechtenstein and all persons working in Liechtenstein are entitled to claim the benefits.
Biological parents, grandparents, step-parents, adoptive parents and orphans resident in Liechtenstein whose parents have died are entitled to receive family benefits.
What conditions do I need to meet?
The benefits are linked to the birth, adoption or raising of children.
What am I entitled to and how can I claim?
Family benefits include:
- one-off childbirth allowance, including for the adoption of children under 5;
- monthly child allowance, payable up to the child's 18th birthday;
- monthly single-parent allowance, payable up to the child's 18th birthday.
The amount of child allowance is calculated depending on the number and age of the children. It is CHF 280 per child if the family has one or two children, and increases to CHF 330 per child for twins, if the family has three or more children and for every child over the age of 10.
Childbirth allowances are granted for a birth, the adoption of a child under the age of 5 (CHF 2,300.00). A slightly higher amount is granted for multiple births (CHF 2,800.00 per child).
Dependent children resident in Liechtenstein are entitled to maintenance allowances if enforcement proceedings have been executed to no avail.
Obligation to apply
Applications for family benefits should be submitted to the relevant social insurance body (FAK, Liechtenstein family compensation fund) under state supervision.
Forms you may need to fill in
- Registration for family benefits/child allowance/childbirth allowance (for persons resident in Liechtenstein)
- For persons resident abroad
- Registration for single-parent allowance
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Who do you need to contact?
Tel. +423 2381616
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