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Individual person
Receiving restrictions

The benefit is paid to the guardian for the maintenance of the child from the date of establishment of guardianship until the age of 18 or the date of revocation of guardianship.

The maintenance benefit for a child under guardianship is reduced by the amount of the survivor's pension granted to the child, the insurance indemnity for the loss of the breadwinner, maintenance from the Maintenance Guarantee Fund, or the State family benefit.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months from the date of establishment of the guardianship. 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.

  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.