Conscript's allowance: Basic assistance

The basic assistance helps with daily expenses which the recipient's other income does not cover, such as:

  • food
  • personal hygiene and household cleaning
  • clothing
  • minor medical expenses, such as health care centre fees and over-the-counter medication
  • phone, internet and newspaper subscription
  • insurance premiums
  • reasonable commuting costs of up to €750 per year
  • costs of recreational activities and hobbies.

Who can get basic assistance

Basic assistance can be paid to the spouse/partner and children of a person in active service. It cannot be paid to the person in service him- or herself.

You qualify as a family member if you are

  • a married spouse or registered partner
  • a cohabiting partner who has a child with the person in active service
  • a child who is in the custody of the person in active service.

Cohabiting partners are not considered family members if they do not have a child with the person performing their service.

Married spouses or registered partners cannot get basic assistance if they have moved out of the dwelling they have shared with their spouse or partner because the relationship has ended.

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