Request the social adoption allowance

Allowance assigned to the applications to adopters of children under 15 years old who do not work or, if working, do not meet the conditions to benefit from an adoption allowance.


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  • Within six months from the date of the determining event of the protection
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  • At the Social Security service counters or at the Citizen Store Desk
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  • Within six months from the date of the determining event of the protection

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Who can Request the social adoption allowance?

  • National or foreign, refugees and stateless citizens:
    • not covered by any mandatory social protection scheme, or
    • covered by a mandatory social protection scheme, not entitled to the adoption allowance
  • Beneficiaries who receive an unemployment benefit or a social unemployment benefit.

When can you Request the social adoption allowance?

The allowance must be requested within six months from the date in which the legal or administrative authorization was granted for the adoption.

If you submit the request after this period, but still during the period in which you are entitled to receive the allowance, the days of delay won’t be paid.

What are the documents and requirements to Request the social adoption allowance?

To be entitled to the allowance, the beneficiary must meet the following conditions:

  • Reside in Portugal or being similar to residents
  • Do not hold, as well as their household, movable heritage (bank deposits, shares, obligations, savings certificates, securities and securities units on collective investment institutions) on an amount higher than 240 times the amount of the social supports indexation (IAS) to the date of the request
  • Have a monthly income, per person, of the household equal or lower than 80% of the IAS.

To know more details about the conditions of access to the allowance, consult the Social Security’s Portal.

How can you Request the social adoption allowance?


At Direct Social Security.

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Submitting the Request - Adoption Allowance/Adoption by an Extended License, Model RP 5050-DGSS, and the documents indicated:

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