Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Romania - Family support benefit

In what situation can I claim?

Family support allowance (alocație pentru susținerea familiei)

Family support allowance is a form of support for families on low incomes who raise and look after children aged up to 18.

This allowance is paid to top up family income in order to guarantee better conditions in which to raise, look after and bring up children, and to encourage the attendance of a form of education by children.

What conditions do I need to meet?

To be able to receive family support allowance, a two-parent or single-parent family must meet the following criteria:

  • it must be legally resident in Romania;
  • it must live with the child or children whom it supports;
  • the child or children must be in a form of uninterrupted education and must receive a behaviour mark of at least 8 (out of 10);
  • the family must have an average net income per family member of no more than 1.06 times the reference social indicator, i.e. RON 530.

What am I entitled to and how can I claim?

Family support allowance is calculated according to the reference social indicator (RSI), average monthly net income per family member and the number of family members. The RSI is set periodically by the government and is currently RON 500.

To receive this allowance, the parents must submit, to the town hall in the locality where they are resident, an application made up of a request, a declaration of their own liability accompanied by supporting documents regarding the make-up of the family and its income and, where applicable, documents regarding the school attendance of the children supported by the family.

The amount of family support allowance received by a two-parent family with a net income per family member of up to 0.40 times the RSI, i.e. RON 200 is:

Number of children

Amount of the allowance

One

0.1640 times the RSI (RON 82)

Two

0.3280 times the RSI (RON 164)

Three

0.4920 times the RSI (RON 246)

Four or more

0.6560 times the RSI (RON 328)

The amount of family support allowance for a two-parent family with a net income per family member of between 0.40 times the RSI (RON 200) and 1.06 times the RSI (RON 530) is:

Number of children

Amount of the allowance

One

0.1500 times the RSI (RON 75)

Two

0.3000 times the RSI (RON 150)

Three

0.4500 times the RSI (RON 225)

Four or more

0.6000 times the RSI (RON 300)

The amount of family support allowance for a single-parent family with a net income per family member of up to 0.40 times the RSI, i.e. RON 200 is:

Number of children

Amount of the allowance

One

0.214 times the RSI (RON 107)

Two

0.428 times the RSI (RON 214)

Three

0.642 times the RSI (RON 321)

Four or more

0.856 times the RSI (RON 428)

The amount of family support allowance for a single-parent family with a net income per family member of between 0.40 times the RSI, i.e. RON 200, and 1.06 times the RSI, i.e. RON 530, is:

Number of children

Amount of the allowance

One

0.204 times the RSI (RON 102)

Two

0.408 times the RSI (RON 204)

Three

0.612 times the RSI (RON 306)

Four or more

0.816 times the RSI (RON 408)

Jargon busters

  • Reference social indicator (RSI): unit expressed in lei which is used to calculate various financial social insurance benefits in Romania, including family support allowance.
  • Single-parent family: family made up of one adult and children who are supported by and live with the adult.

Forms you may need to fill in

Know your rights

The links below give more information about your rights and obligations with regard to family support allowance. These websites do not belong to the European Commission and do not represent the position of the European Commission on the subject concerned:

Publications and websites of the European Commission:

Who do you need to contact?

You must contact the town hall in the locality where you are resident.

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