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Family Allowance for private dependent workers: authorisations

Publication: 09/05/2022

The claim of authorisation for the Family Allowance (ANF) must be submitted by the worker to the INPS if, for the purposes of recognising the right and extent of the Family Allowance paid by the private sector employer, the inclusion of certain family members and/or the application of the increase in income levels is claimed.

The service is intended for private sector dependent workers.


The authorisation issued by the INPS has a fixed validity period of a maximum of five years from the date of issue.


Payment of the Family Allowance must be authorised by the INPS in the following cases:

  • for the children and equivalent of spouses/civil union partners who are legally and effectively separated or divorced/dissolved from civil union or who are abandoned;
  • for the children of the spouse/civil partner who were born in a previous marriage;
  • for the children (their own or their spouse’s/civil union partner’s) legally recognised by the other parent;
  • siblings and grandchildren of the applicant, who are orphaned without either parent and are not entitled to a survivor’s pension;
  • for minor lineal grandchildren who are dependent on the applying predecessor (grandfather/mother);
  • children entrusted to public facilities in hetero-family housing;
  • for those residing abroad who are relatives of an Italian or EU citizen, or of a foreign national of an affiliated State;
  • for children and equivalents, students or apprentices older than 18 years of age and less than 21 years of age, provided that they are part of a ‘large family’, namely, a family unit with at least four children or equivalent younger than 26 years old;
  • for minor family members who are incapable of carrying out acts that someone of their age should be able to do (if they are not in possession of documents proving entitlement to the accompanying allowance pursuant to Law no. 18 of 11 February 1980 or Articles 2 and 17 of Law no. 118 of 30 March 1971, or frequently pursuant to Law no. 289 of 11 October 1990);
  • for adult family members with a total and permanent incapacity for profitable work (if they are not in possession of documents proving their incapacity of 100%).


In the cases provided for by the current provisions on the ANF Authorisation:

  • the private sector employee (or the ANF policy holder) who submits the “ANF DIP” digital claim to the INPS (if they do not have a valid authorisation measure) must present an authorisation claim via the digital “ANF Authorisation” procedure, accompanied by the necessary documentation. If accepted, in accordance with the current provisions, as of 01 April 2019 (INPS Circular no. 45 of 22 March 2019);
  • the permanent agricultural sector employee must submit the claim via the digital “ANF Authorisation” procedure and deliver the subsequent authorisation measure “ANF43” to the employer, together with the ANF/DIP form (Code SR16). Authorisation is also required if the spouse/civil union partner does not sign the declaration of liability in the same ANF/DIP form;
  • the worker to whom the ANF is paid directly by INPS must attach the documentation/substitute declaration required for the investigation in attachment to the claim, without submitting a digital “ANF Authorisation” claim.

The ANF Authorisation claim must be submitted to the INPS online by using the dedicated service.

Alternatively, claims can be made by:

  • telephoning the Contact Centre on +39 803 164 (free from Italian landlines) or on +39 164 164 from mobile phones;
  • using electronic services offered by patronage institutes.