Request social benefits for children and adolescents

Set of social responses which aim to support the families and promote the child’s personal and social development on a safe and stimulating environment.

The access to these social responses depends on the equipment and services’ location (they must be located on the families’ area of residence or reasonably close) and on the ability of the Social Security’s institutions to receive the child or the adolescent.

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Request on the location
  • Go to a Social Security’s service, or a private social solidarity institution, or the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Lisbon
  • The children and adolescents who benefit from these type of social benefits pay an amount for the service provided - family contributions - which is calculated based on the family’s income

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Who is entitled to social benefits for children and adolescents?

To these social benefits are entitled, as a rule, the children and adolescents older than 3 months.
The social responses are the following:

  1. Early intervention during childhood
  2. Babysitter
  3. Family nursery
  4. Nursery
  5. Pre-school education’s establishment
  6. Leisure-time activities centre
  7. Holiday and leisure centre
  1. Early intervention during childhood

Response which aims to ensure development conditions for children with alterations on the body’s functions or structures, which limit their personal and social growth, and to ensure their participation on their age’s typical activities, as well as for children with a severe risk of development’s lag.

  1. Babysitter

Social response which involves the exercise of the babysitter’s activity, aiming to care for children up to three years of age, or until they reach the age of enrolment on the pre-school education establishment, in their own residence for the period of time correspondent to the work or impediment of the parents or individuals which exercise the parental responsibilities (family).

  1. Family nursery

Social response which involves the exercise of the babysitter’s activity, when developed within a framework institution,  aiming to care for children up to three years of age, or until they reach the age of enrolment on the pre-school education establishment, in their own residence for the period of time correspondent to the work or impediment of the parents or individuals which exercise the parental responsibilities.

  1. Nursery

Social response, with a social-educational nature, aimed to receive children up to 3 years of age, during the impediment period of the parents or guardian.

  1. Pre-school education’s establishment

Social response dedicated to the development of children between 3 years old and the age of enrolment on the primary education.

  1. Leisure-time activities centre

Social response which provides leisure activities to 6 years old or older children and adolescents, on the school responsibilities’ available period, developed through different intervention models, namely monitoring/inclusion, practice of specific activities and multi-activities.

  1. Holiday and leisure centres

Social response aimed for all age groups and families to meet the leisure and routine breaks’ needs, essential for the physical, psychological and social balance of its users.

When can you Request social benefits for children and adolescents?

At any moment.

Where can you Request social benefits for children and adolescents?

What is the Price to Request social benefits for children and adolescents?

The children and adolescents who benefit from these type of social benefits pay an amount for the service provided - family contributions - which is calculated based on the family’s income.

The children and adolescents may also be entitled to other Social Security’s allowances or instalments.

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