Childcare Allowance in Romania: Financial Support for Parents

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What is it?

Childcare allowance, known in Romania as ‘concediu crestere copil’, is a service that provides financial support to parents who are taking time off work to care for their young children.

Who needs it?

This financial assistance is ideal for working parents, especially those who need to balance their career and family duties. Single parents and families with multiple children might significantly benefit from this support.


  1. Once you have a new child, apply for the childcare allowance at your local City Hall (Primaria) or County Social Assistance and Child Protection Directorate (Directia de Asistenta Sociala si Protectia Copilului).

  2. Fill in the required forms, provide the necessary documents.

  3. After submitting your application, it will be processed, and you will be notified of the decision.

  4. If approved, payments will be made monthly, with the possibility of retroactive payments from the birth of the child

Required Documents

  • Proof of income (a certificate from the employer or a declaration of income for autonomous activities)
  • Birth certificate of the child
  • Identity document
  • Medical certificate confirming the health status of the parent and the child

Please note that the required documents may vary by location, so it is recommended that you confirm these details at your local City Hall or County Social Assistance and Child Protection Directorate.

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Additional details

Childcare allowance amount varies according to several factors, such as the parent’s income and the number of children in the family. The statutory minimum period for this type of leave is one year, but it can be extended up to two years, or even three years in special cases. Parents who decide to work part-time while receiving the allowance need to comply with specific regulations. Failing to meet these can result in penalties.


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