Family Allowance in Hungary: Support for Parents and Guardians

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What is it?

Family Allowance is a state benefit in Hungary given to parents that live with their children. The aim of this allowance is to support families in fulfilling their basic needs.

Who needs it?

This financial assistance is beneficial to parents or guardians who are living with their dependent children in Hungary.


  1. Applicants should first understand the specific criteria they need to meet for this program. The one common requirement is to live with the children they are seeking allowance for.
  2. The application process is usually facilitated by the local government office, specifically the Family Support Service in your district or county. Visit your local family support service office or their online portal.
  3. Fill out the application form providing all the necessary details about your household. It typically includes the information on spouse, number of children in the household, their age and employment status of parents.
  4. Submit the completed application form along with all necessary documents to the same office or through the online portal. The family allowance is typically paid monthly, directly to the bank account provided in your application form.

Required Documents

The required documents for family allowance application could include:

  • Proof of residence
  • Birth certificates of children
  • Employment related documents

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Additional details

Remember that the application procedure and eligibility for family allowance could vary depending on specific local regulations, and current income and employment situation. It is therefore crucial to inquire about specific details at your local family support service office. Also, the family allowance amount can change based on the age of the child, whether they’re disabled, or if there are multiple dependent children in the family.


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