Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
08/25/2008 at 12:00 PM EDT
It pays to live in France. Literally!
With their brood of six kids, Brad Pitt
are eligible for almost $2,600 a
month in child benefits – though it's highly unlikely the couple will accept the cash.
Just before the birth of
, Knox and Vivienne, the movie stars moved into the
Chateau Miraval in the south of France.
Pitt, 44, registered the family at the town hall in nearby Brignoles
– making them qualify for France's generous parenting subsidies. (The benefits are available to all families, regardless of their financial means.)
No one expects the Jolie-Pitt clan to cash in, but they are technically eligible for a "nanny payment" of $975.84 a month, not to mention an "orphan allowance" of $508.97 for each of their three adopted children. The grand total, $2,592.81, would be payable by check each month.
"We do not discuss individual benefits cases," said a spokeswoman for the Brignoles council. "But [we] can confirm that all
resident local families with young children are eligible for certain