TYPES OF FAMILY BENEFIT

 

PARENTAL ALLOWANCE

  • monthly receipt amounts to 252,04 EUR
  • lasts 365 days from the birth of the child

Parental allowance is financial assistance to parents when, after the birth of a child, they are not entitled to parental benefit under the Parental Protection and Family Receipts Act.

 
The mother has the right to parental allowance for 77 days from the birth of the child.


The father has the right under the same conditions as the mother in the period of 77 days from the birth, if the mother:

  • abandons the child
  • is permanently or temporarily incapable of independent life and work (on the basis of the opinion of the responsible physician)
  • dies

The right lasts to the full extent for 365 days from the birth of the child. A social work centre registers beneficiaries of parental allowance in pension and disability allowance. The right is exercised by the mother and, under the conditions cited above, also the father or other person, at the social work centre with jurisdiction based on the mother's permanent residence.

 

 

CHILDBIRTH ALLOWANCE

  • single payment
  • when the income per family member does not exceed 64% of the average pay in RS
  • the allowance amounts to 280 EUR 

Childbirth allowance is a single monetary payment intended for the purchase of accessories for a newborn, when the income per family member does not exceed 64% of the average pay in RS in the past calendar year.

 

 

CHILD ALLOWANCE


Child allowance amounts per individual child per month in EUR:

 

 

Income

class

Income per family

member as % of

average wage RS

Amount of child allowance for each child until the end of primary school

(EUR)

Amount of child allowance for each child in secondary school (until the child reaches 18 years of age)

1st child

2nd child

3rd and following children

1st child

2nd child

3rd and following children

1

up to 18 %

 

114,31

125,73

137,18

114,31

125,73

137,18

2

18 % to 30 %

 

97,73

108,04

118,28

97,73

108,04

118,28

3

30 % to 36 %

74,48

83,25

91,98

74,48

83,25

91,98

4

36 % to 42 %

 

58,75

67,03

75,47

58,75

67,03

75,47

5

42 % to 53 %

 

43,24

50,45

57,63

43,24

50,45

57,63

6

53 % to 64 %

 

30,44

38,10

45,71

30,44

38,10

45,71

7

64% to 82%

 

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8

82% to 99%

 

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Child allowance is a supplementary benefit for maintenance, care and education of children when the income per family member does not exceed 64% of the average pay in RS in the past calendar year. One of the parents or other person holds the right for a child that legally resides in Republic of Slovenia. The right is recognised for a period of one year. A new application for recognition of the right to child allowance must be filed in the month in which the right expires. The level of child allowance is determined in relation to the classification of the family into individual income classes.

 

Classification of the family into an individual income class is done on the basis of average monthly income per family member in the past calendar year. The average monthly income per family member is calculated by dividing the total income of the family by the number of months to which the income refers and by the number of family members. In relation to the number of children, the total level of child allowance is determined for all children entitled to child allowance, in such a way that individual amounts of child allowance for each child are added together.

 

The right is enforced at a social work centre that has local jurisdiction for the child's residence.

 

If the right is exercised within 30 days of the birth of the child, it is recognised from the month of birth of the child. If the right is exercised later, it is recognised from the first day of the month following filing of the application.

 

The right may be asserted at any time until the child reaches 18 years of age. 

 

LARGE FAMILY ALLOWANCE

  • once a year benefit
  • when the income per family member does not exceed 64% of the average pay in RS
  • the allowance for a family with three children is 395 EUR 
  • the allowance for a family with four or more children is 480 EUR 

The large family allowance is an annual benefit intended for families with three or more children younger than 18 years or 26 years if they are in full-time education and have the status of pupil, student or apprentice. One of the parents holds the right, provided that the parent and children have a shared permanent residence in the RS. The right to the large family allowance is determined by a social work centre ex officio for all recipients of child allowance at the time of processing applications for child allowance. If the applicant during the current year has already had recognised the right to an allowance for a family with three children, and the number of children increases in that year, such an applicant is entitled to payment of the difference to the allowance for a family with four or more children. Anyone who is not entitled to child allowance or has not enforced this right, must file an application in the current year for exercising the right to the large family allowance in the current year. An application must be filed not later than within three months from the day the number of children increased.

 

 

ALLOWANCE FOR CARE OF A CHILD NEEDING SPECIAL CARE AND PROTECTION

  • monthly benefit
  • as long as the reasons persist or the child reaches 18 or 26 years
  • the allowance for care of a child amounts to 100 EUR 
  • the allowance for care of a child with seriously disturbed mental development or serious motor handicap amounts to 200 EUR 

The allowance for care of a child is a monetary allowance for a child that needs special care and protection and is intended to cover the higher living costs that a family incurs because of care and protection of such a child. The right to the allowance for care of a child is held by one of the parents, if the child is a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia and has permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia. The right is exercised on the basis of the opinion of a medical commission. The right is not held by one of the parents for a child who, because of treatment, training, upbringing or education is in an institute in which they receive all-day free care.

 

 

PART PAYMENT FOR LOST INCOME

  • monthly benefit
  • as long as the reasons persist or the child reaches 18 years of age
  • level: minimum wage or proportion of minimum wage

Part payment for lost income is a monthly personal benefit of one of the parents when he or she terminates employment or begins to work part-time because of care and protection of a child with seriously disturbed mental development or serious motor handicap. The level of the part payment for lost income is the minimum wage. If one of the parents works part-time, they are entitled to a proportion of part payment for lost income. The right is held by one of the parents provided that the child and the parent have permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia and are citizens of the Republic of Slovenia.