Extra benefits for larger families

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Families raising two or more children will get extra benefits starting March 2018, the government said on December 19.

The basic monthly benefits won't change and remain at €11.38 for the first child, €22.76 for the second, €34.14 for the third and €50.07 for the fourth and any further children. 

However there'll be an extra monthly benefit, with €10 more for families with two children, €66 for families with three children and +€50 for any extra children beyond that.

For example, families with four children will get an extra €116 added to their monthly child raising benefit, the Welfare Ministry said.

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