Can unclaimed family benefits be paid retroactively?
Verified 30 November 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
Yes, you are entitled to certain benefits (no limit on the amount), even if you have not yet applied for them. You have a period of 2 years from the day on which the conditions for entitlement are satisfied.
For the daily parental attendance allowance (DPA), the payment shall be due from 1er day of the month in which the application is lodged. So it's not retroactive. It is the date of filing of the application that is taken into account for the entitlement to the rights, and not merely the fact that the conditions for entitlement to the rights are fulfilled.
The free choice of guard mode supplement (CMG) is due from 1er day of calendar month preceding the date on which the application is lodged, provided that the conditions for entitlement are fulfilled on that date.