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Social protection for all Brussels residents

What is Iriscare about?

Iriscare, social protection for all Brussels residents.
Iriscare is a bi-communal public interest organization responsible for managing the competences transferred under the sixth State Reform from the end of 2017 onwards.
From 1 January 2019 onwards, Iriscare is the preferred point of contact for citizens and professionals for all matters relating to social protection in the Brussels Region.
Following the sixth State Reform, Iriscare is responsible for assisting the elderly and people with disabilities, rest homes and nursing homes, reception centres, home help services, wheelchairs, primary care ... in Brussels

The role of Iriscare

Iriscare wants to be an accessible point of contact for all residents of Brussels, whether citizens or professionals, young or old, indigenous or non-native...

  • Iriscare manages the politics and funding of the health sector in Brussels. More specifically, Iriscare is responsible for the recognition and funding of nursing homes, institutions for persons with disabilities, functional rehabilitation agreements but also for the funding of Protected Housing Initiatives and Psychiatric Homes.
  • Iriscare manages the policy and funding of assistance initiatives and, in particular, support for the elderly or persons with disabilities. This may range from home care to child benefits and to institutions for persons with disabilities, mobility aids but also the allowance for the elderly.
  • Iriscare manages and funds health insurance agencies and child benefit agencies in Brussels.
  • From 1 January 2020 onwards, Iriscare is also responsible for the management of child benefits. From that date onwards, Iriscare also manages the new Brussels public child benefits agency, Famiris (FR/NL), that takes over from the former federal public child benefits agency, Famifed.
    Famiris pays child benefits for approximately 56,000 families living in Brussels.


Rue Belliard 71 - box 2, 1040 Brussels
Online: (FR/NL)