You can apply for the birth benefit from your sixth month of pregnancy onwards at one of the five Flemish Groeipakket payment funds. You choose your own payment fund. You will then also automatically receive the Groeipakket from this payment fund.

All payment funds pay the same amounts. However, they can tailor the services they provide.

You can change your payment fund after one year of affiliation. This choice applies to all children in your family. 

Read more about the birth benefit