Foreign child allowances to be tightened

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Parents who request a child allowance for a child living abroad will be required to furnish proof of their child's exact place of residence.

THE NETHERLANDS - Parents who request a child allowance for a child living abroad will be required to furnish proof of their child's exact place of residence.

Deputy Minister of Social Affairs Jette Klijnsma has taken the measure in response to a request from Parliament to reduce fraud in child allowance requests.

Parents whose children live away from home or go to school abroad receive a double allowance.

A random survey by the National Insurance Institute shows that such claims are often fraudulent.

From now on parents seeking a double child allowance will have to provide documentation from the authorities of the country where the child resides.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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