Child Benefit in Spain: Essential Aid for Families Explained

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What is it?

Child Benefit is a financial aid provided by the government for families with children. The relief is intended to help with the costs of raising a child.

Who needs it?

This benefit is ideal for families with children who are residing in Spain, including expats and immigrants.


  1. Ensure that you are eligible for the benefit. The child should be under 18 and residing in Spain. The applicant must be the child’s parent or guardian, and must be legally residing in Spain.

  2. Fill the application form, which can be downloaded on the Social Security website of Spain Seguridad Social .

  3. Attach all the required documents.

  4. Submit the application form along with the documents to any Social Security Office Tesorería General de la Seguridad Social , or via mail.

  5. After submission, your application will be checked. If approved, the Child Benefit will be deposited into your bank account each month.

Required Documents

  • Proof of identity (passport or DNI for Spanish residents)
  • Proof of residence
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Bank account details for direct deposit
  • Any other document that proves legal guardianship, in case the applicant is not the parent.

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Additional details

  • The benefits are usually deposited every month directly into your bank account.
  • The amount of the benefit may vary depending on your income and number of children.
  • Child benefit is usually tax-free.
  • If you are an immigrant, you may be eligible for the benefit, provided you have legal status in Spain.


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