TYPES OF FAMILY BENEFIT
- monthly receipt from 1 July 2011 amounts to 196,75 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)
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.
- single payment
- since 1 July 2011 amounts to 280,75 EUR
Childbirth allowance is a single monetary payment intended for the purchase of accessories for a newborn. It is possible to choose accessories for the newborn in the form of a layette instead of money.
Child allowance amounts since 1 July 2011 per individual child per month in EUR:
Income per family
member as % of
average wage RS
Amount of child allowance for each child
3rd and following children
up to 15%
15% to 25%
25% to 30%
30% to 35%
35% to 45%
45% to 55%
55% to 75%
75% to 99%
The amounts of child allowance are adjusted twice a year to the cost-of-living index.
Child allowance is a supplementary benefit for maintenance, care and education of children when the income per family member does not exceed 99% of the average pay in RS in the past calendar year or in the previous year if the child allowance is first claimed in the months of January, February or March. One of the parents or other person holds the right for a child that legally resides in Republic of Slovenia, or a child who is older than 18 years who is without parents or does not live with the parents in a shared household, if a social work centre so decides on the basis of the circumstances, to wit if the child legally resides in RS and meets other legally specified conditions.
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 or the previous calendar year if the right is exercised in the months of January, February or March. 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.
Exceptional levels of child allowance:
- individual amount increased by 10%: if the child lives in a one-parent family
- individual amount increased by 20%: if a pre-school child is not included in pre-school care in compliance with regulations governing kindergartens. One of the parents or another person does not have this right if she or he is receiving benefit for the same child for care and protection, parental allowance or if making use of transferred leave;
The right is enforced at a social work centre that has local jurisdiction for the child's residence.
If the right is exercised within 90 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, and for a child older than 18 years only if in full-time education while having the status of pupil, student or apprentice, but no longer than 26 years of age.
Exceptionally, a person over 26 years may be considered a child:
- if her or his tertiary education lasts five or six years (in such a case the status of child is extended by 12 or 24 months)
- if because of extended illness or injury or doing military service during education, the person did not complete their education within the prescribed time limit (the status of child is extended proportionate to the number of days for which education was extended for the previously cited reasons)
LARGE FAMILY ALLOWANCE
- once a year benefit
- the allowance for a family with three children since 1 July 2011 is 393,46 EUR
- the allowance for a family with four or more children since 1 July 2011 is 479,83 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
- since 1 July 2011 the allowance for care of a child amounts to 101,05 EUR
- since 1 July 2011 the allowance for care of a child with seriously disturbed mental development or serious motor handicap amounts to 202,17 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.