As part of the sixth state reform, from 1 January 2019, data from family benefits files will be made available in two different cadastres: the Structured Cadastre and the Flemish Cadastre.
The Structured Cadastre :
- includes data from the federal files (active until 31 December 2018) and from the files of the Walloon Region, the Joint Community Commission (Brussels) and the German-speaking Community ;
- is managed exclusively by the ‘Cadastre’ service of the Interregional Organ for Family Benefits;
- is the successor to the Cadastre of Family Benefits, a database that was operational from July 2004 to December 2018, in which are listed all the actors involved in family benefits cases since 1 January 1996 throughout the national territory;
- is paid daily by the family benefits funds of the Walloon Region, the Joint Community Commission (Brussels) and the German-speaking Community, from 1 January 2019.
Functions of the structured cadastre :
- It is a reference directory: it contains the data (Social Security identification number, surname, first name, date of birth, family benefits fund) of all the actors as well as the payment periods of all the files (under examination and in payment) of all the family benefits funds.
- It is a vector for the communication of qualified information both for distribution and consultation via the development of feeds from authentic sources, the most important of which are : DMFA, mutual insurance certificates, unemployment certificates.
- It is a management tool: thanks to the provision of the most complete and up-to-date information possible on those involved in the cases, it allows the law to be examined automatically.
- It is a tool to combat social fraud by preventing the accumulation of children (impossibility of paying twice the family benefits for the same child for the same period).
The Flemish Cadastre:
- takes over the data of the Flemish files as from 1.01.2019 ;
- is managed exclusively by Kind en Gezin ;
- is the reference directory for the family benefit files of all children living in the Flemish Region.
The ‘Cadastre’ service of the Interregional Organ is responsible for the federal files of the 4 federated entities for regularizations prior to 1 January 2019 and for the regional files of the Walloon Region, the Joint Community Commission and the German-speaking Community.
It also ensures the quality, integrity and reliability of federal and regional family allowance records in the Structured Cadastre.