The allowance may be claimed immediately after the birth of the child, but not later than within 6 months (24 months from 01.01.2022) of the child's age of one year. The allowance for the disabled child should be claimed within 6 months (24 months from 01.01.2022) from the date of identification of the disability. When applying for a benefit or supplement at a later date, they shall only be granted for the previous 6 months (24 months from 01.01.2022) before the date of application for the benefit or supplement.
If a child benefit has already been granted once, it shall no longer be granted for another retroactive period.
In order to claim the benefit, a specific form of application addressed to the SAA must be completed.
May submit a submission:
• on the www.latvija.lv 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;
• through the competent foreign authority.
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.
If a child learns abroad, the applicant for the family state allowance shall submit a statement of the foreign educational institution to the SAA.
The document issued by a foreign education institution must contain information that the person to whom it was issued learns general education or vocational education during the period specified in the document.
The document issued by a foreign education institution must be accompanied by a translation and must be legalised.
If the document was issued in the European Union, the European Economic Area State or the Swiss Confederation, as well as in the countries of the agreement, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, it is not necessary to legalise it.
The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.
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 www.latvija.lv, 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.