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Child allowance

Hi I am hoping someone can help me


I am trying to find the application for child allowance on line but cant find it anywhere-my employer is registered in Geneva but I live in Canton Zurich but as I understand it I need to apply through my employer so im guessing its the French form I need


can anyone help please with a link to the appropriate form


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Old 01.11.2015, 11:39
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Re: Child allowance

Go to your employer with the children's birth certificates,and possibly their Wohnsitzbescheinigung (proof of residency) or Ausländerausweis. It the baby has only just popped out, you may not have/need those yet.

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Re: Child allowance

To add to and confirm Rangatiranui's response, Swiss Authorities Online (ch.ch) says this regarding applying for family allowances (Kinderzulagen):

Claiming family allowances Family allowances are not paid out automatically, you have to apply for them. You may also claim up to five years of arrears.
  • Employees must apply to their employers for family allowances. The employer will forward the application to the relevant family compensation fund for processing. If the application is approved by the compensation fund, the employer pays the allowance every month along with the salary.
https://www.ch.ch/en/family-allowances/
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Re: Child allowance

Agreed with the above. You ask your employer for the form. Although you live in Zurich, it will be the employer's canton that will be paying you, ie Geneva.

If your wife is living abroad, you will need a certificate from her social services department stating how much child allowance she is receiving. Then Switzerland will make up the difference and pay it to you with your salary.
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Re: Child allowance

thanks both -does the balance issue apply to all situations where the mother and child live abroad ie the uk in my instance as the guidance notes suggest its only applies where you work in one country and live in another ie as commonly seen in geneva
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thanks both -does the balance issue apply to all situations where the mother and child live abroad ie the uk in my instance as the guidance notes suggest its only applies where you work in one country and live in another ie as commonly seen in geneva
I don't completely understand you. I can only emphasise what I wrote above.

As you live in Zurich, then make your claim to your employer in Geneva. The money comes from a Swiss employers fund, not the Canton.

But if your wife lives permanently in Britain, the Swiss agency paying you the Swiss child allowance, will ask for a statement from the British Child Support Agency about how much she is receiving each month, from Britain, for the child(ren). The Swiss fund will only pay you the difference, up to the level of Geneva child allowance.

You can also claim for your adopted child(ren), if they live in Europe.
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If your family lives in the UK, you may need to fill out a form E-411:

https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz.../Form_E411.pdf
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