The Child Allowance is given to families residing in Cyprus, for children aged up to 18 years living under the same roof, up to 19 years old provided they attend a school of secondary education, up to 21 years old provided they are serving in the National Guard, for children regardless of age if they are permanently deprived of the ability to maintain themselves. The amount is paid annually and determined by the family’s income and amount of dependent children. An additional allowance is paid to low income families. Applications must be re-submitted annually to ensure that the parent is still resident here, along with proof from the school that the child is attending there. For an application form, click here.