Families can start applying for CZK 5000 one-off payment for children under 18

Families whose gross income last year was below one million crowns can apply for a one-off payment of up to CZK 5,000 in child allowance. The payment applies for any children still under the age of 18 on 1 August.

The contribution is intended to help mitigate the effects of rising prices on families. According to estimates, 1.6 million children could be entitled to the benefit and the total expense for the government could amount to about CZK 7.8 billion.

The application can be submitted online via the Ministry of Labour website or in person at town halls or regional offices. Foreign citizens can also receive the benefit if they have children with permanent residence and domicile in the Czech Republic.

Author: Ruth Fraňková