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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 a specific support need (previously this was called the 'increased family allowance'). If your child is entitled to it, then both the basic amount and the care allowance will be allocated until the month in which they turn 21.

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