Can family benefits not claimed be paid retroactively?
Verified 30 November 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
Yes, you are entitled to certain benefits (without limit on the amount), even if you have not yet applied for them. You have a 2 years from the day on which the conditions for entitlement to the right have been met.
The family allowance and Family Support Allowance (FSA) shall be due from the day on which the conditions for entitlement to the right are fulfilled. You can therefore benefit from a retroactive payment.
For Daily Parental Presence Allowance (DPA), the payment shall be due from 1to day of the month in which the application is lodged. This benefit is not paid retroactively. It is the date of filing of the application that is taken into account for the opening of rights, and not the mere fact that the conditions for opening the right are fulfilled.
The Free choice of custody mode (CMG) is due from 1to day calendar month prior to the date of filing of the application, provided that the conditions for entitlement to the right are satisfied at that date.