Do I have to reside in Luxembourg?
Yes, you or your legal representative must have legal domicile in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and have lived there continuously for at least 5 years.
Does a person making child maintenance payments have to reside in Luxembourg?
What are the conditions for granting the payments?
You must be in a difficult financial position and have a judicial enforcement order in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, ordering child maintenance/support payments, which could not be recovered through private means of enforcement.
Can I receive an advance of child maintenance payments retroactively?
Child maintenance payments may be granted up to 6 months prior to the application being submitted, subject to providing a written request.
A person making child maintenance payments would like to pay directly again. Is this possible?
Upon receiving notification that the FNS has accepted the application, a person making child maintenance payments cannot be discharged from such payments to the recipient. Subject to providing the FNS with a written request and having made regular child maintenance payments to the FNS for a period of 12 months, the person making the payments may pay the recipient directly again.
Will I have to repay an advance on child maintenance payments?
Yes. The FNS can claim repayment of child maintenance payments it has paid out from the recipient, as well as heirs, donees and legatees of the recipient or the person making the payments. To ensure child maintenance payments are repaid, real estate belonging to the recipient and/or the person making the payments is subject to a legal mortgage.