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Sometimes children need extra support in order to develop. In addition to the basic amount, the Groeipakket for these children includes an extra care allowance that better covers the costs in their specific situation. This extra amount is called the care allowance for children with specific support needs (previously this was called the 'increased family allowance'). 

A child in need of support has an unconditional right to the basic amount until the month in which it turns 21. Under certain conditions, it can also receive a care allowance until that age.

The amount of the care allowance depends on the extent to which your child needs more support than its peers.