Have you worked in another EU country in recent years?

If you work in another EU country, you can claim the same amount of child benefit as if you were living in that country. Depending on the host country, you can make a retroactive claim for up to five years!

Child benefit
in the European Union

Do you currently work abroad, or are planning to work abroad soon? If so, you should secure your entitlement to your German child benefits now by completing the quick-fill child benefits application.

In Germany, as in all other EU countries, foreign workers can claim child benefit in the host country, regardless of whether they have a settlement permit or residence permit.< /p>

Depending on the country in question, UnionTAX can successfully apply for child benefit on your behalf, even if your employment in that other EU country ended long ago. We can sometimes even apply up to four years retroactive

For which countries can UnionTAX help you apply for child benefit?

UnionTAX can help you apply for child benefit in all European Union countries. If you work in another EU country, you can claim the same amount of child benefit as if you were living in that country. Depending on the host country, you can make a retroactive claim for up to five years!

But we are currently focusing on applying for child benefit in:

  • Germany (Child benefit 6 months retrospectively possible)
  • Austria (Child benefit retrospectively possible up to 5 years)

Apply for child benefits through UnionTAX!

Get advice

If you currently work or have previously worked in another EU country, then you can claim child benefit in the host country.

Complete the quick-fill child benefits application

Complete your quick-fill child benefit application now so that UnionTAX can secure your child benefits entitlement today.

Retain UnionTAX services

Retain our services online and we'll manage your child benefits, from the very first to the last day.

Receiving the money

Once the child benefit for your children has been received by UnionTAX, the money will be transferred to your account!

How does it work in Germany?

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If you work in Germany, you need to secure your child benefit entitlement in timely manner - preferably before you start working. The easiest way to do this is via our online child benefits application!

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Engage us to represent your interests when dealing with the German authorities.

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UnionTAX works on your behalf to secure your child benefits entitlement vis-a-vis the German authorities. There's no need for worry - we make sure your child benefit has been reliably applied for.

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By working in Germany, your entitlement to child benefits accrues each month - which you can claim from the German government at the right time for you.

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Once you've accrued sufficient child benefits, UnionTAX experts will automatically contact you and, subject to your approval, apply for your child benefits with the German authorities.

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During processing by the authorities, UnionTAX acts as your authorized representative and handles all matters in a manner beneficial to you.

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As soon as your child benefit application has been approved, the money you're entitled to will be transferred to your account.

How does it work in Germany?

01

If you work in Germany, you need to secure your child benefit entitlement in timely manner - preferably before you start working. The easiest way to do this is via our online child benefits application!

02

Engage us to represent your interests when dealing with the German authorities.

03

UnionTAX works on your behalf to secure your child benefits entitlement vis-a-vis the German authorities. There's no need for worry - we make sure your child benefit has been reliably applied for.

04

By working in Germany, your entitlement to child benefits accrues each month - which you can claim from the German government at the right time for you.

05

Once you've accrued sufficient child benefits, UnionTAX experts will automatically contact you and, subject to your approval, apply for your child benefits with the German authorities.

06

During processing by the authorities, UnionTAX acts as your authorized representative and handles all matters in a manner beneficial to you.

07

As soon as your child benefit application has been approved, the money you're entitled to will be transferred to your account.

Imp­ortant
require­ments

To receive child benefit, you must have at least one child. Child benefit payments terminate at the end of the month in which the child turns 18.

Children who are still in school, vocational training or university after the age of 18 can continue to receive child benefit if the relevant documents proving their status are submitted to the family allowance fund and if a new application is submitted.

Child benefit is paid until the child reaches the age of 25. Children who have already reached the age of 18 can also receive child benefit under certain conditions.

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