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Support for families with children

Families with children are entitled to special state support. Therefore, if you find yourself in financial difficulties as a family, do not hesitate to apply for any of the following contributions.

A woman who has given birth to her first or second child is entitled to a maternity benefit. In order to achieve this support, the family's net income in the last quarter must not exceed 2.7 times the family's subsistence level. This condition also applies to the child allowance to which the dependent child is entitled. Families with children are entitled to housing allowance if their housing costs exceed 30% (35% in the capital city of Prague) of the family's net income. If there was a death in your family, take a look at here, where you will find social and psychological help at a difficult time.

Due to the state of emergency, it was not necessary to document income and housing costs in the last quarter in order to receive the child allowance or housing allowance. At present, however, there is no longer a state of emergency, so the income for April - May - June 2021 must be proved. More information can be found on the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs website (only in Czech).

If you are claiming additional benefits, you can communicate with the employment office online. Electronic contact is currently recommended. Instructions can be found on the website of the Labor Office (only in Czech). Also after the end of the emergency state, electronic communication is possible according to the description of the Labor Office (only in Czech).