Financial support for families
A birth allowance of 2000 CHF is allocated for the birth of each child, provided the mother has been residing in Switzerland for at least 9 months before the birth. By analogy, an adoption allowance of 2000 CHF is paid for each child brought into Switzerland, provided the parents have received the final reception authorization. For more information»
The family allowance is a monthly benefit of 300 CHF for each child, paid from birth (or placement in the case of adoption) until 16 years of age. In principle, the family allowance is requested by the parent with the highest income. The allowance can also be paid for children residing abroad, except those domiciled outside the EU/EFTA (for exceptions see the Cantonal office for social insurances - OCAS). It must be noted that Swiss allowances are only paid if no such benefit is received in the country of origin. Family allowances are not automatically granted. A request must be made to the OCAS. >> Family allowance request form
—— the DIRH informs and supports employees in their requests for family, birth or adoption allowances, or 022 329 75 56
—— Cantonal office for social insurances (OCAS), 022 327 27 27
—— Cantonal service for family allowances, 12 rue des Gares, 022 327 21 30,
The training allowance is a monthly benefit of 400 CHF paid to each child between 16 and 25 who is studying or doing an apprenticeship. Important: this allowance is only granted if the child does not earn more than 27840 CHF per year. The allowance can be granted to a child leaving abroad in an EU/EFTA country and, under certain conditions, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. The request must be submitted to the Cantonal service for family allowances in writing by means of the official form.