Extra money for children
Parents in the Netherlands get money from the government for their children. This is called child benefit. With this money they can buy clothes and food for their children. Parents of child refugees don’t get this.
You first need a residence permit
Your parents don’t get child benefit because they need a residence permit for this. They can then request child benefit.
Extra money from the government
Some Dutch parents get child benefit and extra money from the government. This is called ‘child-related budget'. This is for parents who have very little money to raise their children.
Parents only get a child-related budget if they get child benefit. Parents without a residence permit don’t get child benefit or a child-related budget.
Your parents get money from the COA to buy food every week and sometimes clothing.
This is written in article 6 paragraph 2 of the General Child Benefit Act.