State family benefits are paid to permanent inhabitants of Estonia and persons living in Estonia on the basis of a temporary residence permit. Citizens of EU who have come to work here can also apply for Estonian family benefits.
In order to receive the benefits, you should submit an application for an allowance to the Social Insurance Board within six month after coming to work in Estonia and also present your passport with a residence permit and the child’s birth certificate.
A considerable amount of Estonian family benefits is paid out in the first 1.5 years of a child’s life. After the end of the parental benefit a parent who takes a child care vacation, receives a child care allowance which is currently 45 Euros. The child allowance is paid monthly to one of the parents of a child under the age of 16, and in case the child continues his/her studies, the child allowance is paid until the 19th birthday. Additional allowances are paid to families with three or more children.
More information can be found as well from Euraxess webpage.