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TYPES OF FAMILY BENEFIT

  • PARENTAL BENEFIT

Intended for mother, father or other person taking care of the child and are not covered by the parental protection insurance. Both mother/father and the child must have permanent residence and actually reside in Slovenia. The benefit amount is €252.04 per month and lasts 365 days from the birth of a child.

Year

Averige number of persons (mother or father)

Total expenditure (per year)

2016

3.621

10.565.461

2015

3.638

10.584.833

2014

3.163

9.221.143

  • CHILD BIRTH ALLOWANCE

A one-off payment to be spent on the purchase of items for the new-born child whose mother or father has permanent residence in Slovenia and actually resides in Slovenia and a monthly average income (per person) not exceeding 64% of the net average wage. Layette amounts to €280.

 

Year

Averige number of children

Total expenditure (per year)

2016

15.648

4.477.485

2015

15.570

4.395.739

2014

15.533

4.432.599

  • SPECIAL CHILDCARE ALLOWANCE

It provides financial assistance to a family with a child with special needs (permanent residence and actually residing in Slovenia) and is intended to cover the higher cost of caring for such a child. The benefit is paid until the parents have a responsibility to maintain, i.e. until the age of 26, if they are in education. The monthly amount is €100; for children who are in need of special care 24 hours per day the monthly amount is €200.

Year

Averige number of children

Total expenditure (per year)

2016

26.106

10.638.237

2015

25.926

10.526.058

2014

25.241

10.324.622 

  • PARTIAL PAYMENTS FOR LOSS OF INCOME 

Paid to one of the parents who has left his/her job or works part time in order to care for a child with special needs (severe disturbance in mental development or severe disability in movement) up to 18 years based on the opinion of a medical commission. The child and one of the parents must be permanent residents of Slovenia and actually reside in Slovenia. The monthly amount equals to €734.15 gross. For parents working part-time, the benefit is adjusted proportionately to the hours worked.

 

The right to work part time for less severe cases (Pravica do dela s krajšim  delovnim časom za starše otrok, ki potrebujejo posebno nego in varstvo):

One of the parents who cares for and protects a child with a moderate or severe motor handicap or moderate to severe mentally handicapped child, may extend the right until the child is 18 years of age based on the opinion of a medical commission.

 

Part time work must involve at least 20 hours a week (half of legal full-time hours and has to be agreed between the employer and employee by a contract.

The employer pays the salary for the actual hours worked, and the State pays additional social security contributions up to full-time hours.

 

Year

Averige number of persons (mother or father)

Total expenditure (per year)

2016

739

5.952.601

2015

731

6.386.455

2014

712

6.681.436

 

  • LARGE FAMILY ALLOWANCE

One-off payment of annual financial assistance intended for families with three or more children who meet certain age conditions (until the parents have a responsibility to maintain, i.e. until the age of 26, if they are in school). One of the parents and children must have joint permanent residence in Slovenia and actually reside in Slovenia and a monthly average income (per person) not exceeding 64% of the net average wage. The allowance amounts to €395 for families with three children and to €480 for families with four or more children.

Year

Averige number of families

Total expenditure (per year)

2016

26.106

10.638.237

2015

25.926

10.526.058

2014

25.241

10.324.622 

 

  • CHILD BENEFIT

The child must have permanent or temporary residence and actually reside in Slovenia.

Amount of benefit varies according the income in% of the net national average wage in the Republic of Slovenia of the previous year and is paid up to the age of 18:

For children before/in elementary school:

 

 

Monthly income per person (family member)

(in EUR)

Amount for children before/in elementary school (in EUR)

For children in secondary education, paid up to the age of 18 (in EUR) 

1st Child 

2nd child

 

3rd and every next Child

 

1st Child

 

2nd child

 

3rd and every next Child

 

1

 

up to 185,43

114,31

125,73

137,18

114,31

125,73

137,18

2

 

above 185,44 up to 309,05

97,73

108,04

118,28

97,73

108,04

118,28

3

 

above 309,06 up to 370,86

74,48

83,25

91,98

74,48

83,25

91,98

4

 

above 370,87 up to 432,67

58,75

67,03

75,47

58,75

67,03

75,47

5

 

above 432,68 up to 545,98

48,04

56,06

64,03

48,04

56,06

64,03

6a

 

above 545,99 up to 576,90

30,44

38,10

45,71

30,44

38,10

45,71

6b

 

above 576,91 up to 659,30

30,44

38,10

45,71

43,44

51,10

71,17

7

 

above 659,3 up to 844,73

22,83

 

30,44

 

38,10

 

28,83

 

36,44

 

49,65

 

8

 

above 844,73 up to 1.019,86

19,88

 

27,50

 

35,11

 

22,88

 

30,50

 

39,89

 

 

 

When a child lives in a single-parent family then the Child Benefit (otroški dodatek) is increased by 30%.

If a pre-school child is not enjoying available childcare services then the child benefit is increased by 20%.

Child Benefit (otroški dodatek) is paid to one of the parents or a third person caring for the child.

Child benefit is means testing (Income and assets of all family members)

 

Year

Averige number of children

 Total expenditure

(per year)
 

2016

249.230

228.088.632

2015

242.665

220.401.873

2014

238.325

217.624.215