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Belgium pays out millions in child benefit to families abroad

Aug 22, 2017
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In 2015, Belgium paid €106.2 million in child benefit money to support 60,538 children living abroad. The amount, which represents 1.69% of the state's total child benefit costs, went to families in more than 90 countries, writes Het Laatste Nieuws.

The largest number of Belgian children living abroad were in France (34,389), followed by the Netherlands (9,520), Poland (5,667), Romania (2,068), Morocco (1,353), Spain (1,097), Italy (679) Portugal (657) and the United States (596).

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Anonymous Aug 24, 2017 10:26

If Belgium pays benefits to families/persons who have chosen to have children, then why are there also no benefits given to those who do not have children?

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Christianedh Aug 24, 2017 21:22

But this is for people working abroad for Belgian corporations and paying taxes in Belgium ?

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