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Receiving restrictions

The benefit is granted to one of the adopters after the court judgement approving the adoption has taken effect. The benefit is paid for each child who was in out-of-home care (institution, guardianship, foster family) before the adoption and has not reached the age of 18.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months of the date on which the judgment of the court on approval of the adoption took effect. When applying for the benefit at a later date, it shall only be granted for the previous 6 months before the date of application for the benefit.

    In order to claim the benefit, a specific form of application addressed to the SAA must be completed.
    May submit a submission:
    • on the portal;
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • electronically (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • by post.
    An application may be submitted in person to any VSAA customer service centre or to the unified customer service centres of the State and local governments.

    The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.

    If the VSAA does not have information on approval of the adoption, the applicant must present a court judgment or provide a certified copy of the judgment in any section of the SAA, or send a certified copy of the judgment to the VSAA Zemgale department by post.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting of a benefit may be received in person, by post, in the official electronic address or in the portal, in accordance with the type of receipt of the decision indicated in the application.

    The service shall be transferred to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS) at the choice of the recipient.