Germany’s new family minister announces immediate child allowance for low-income families

It may take some time before the basic child benefit (Kindergrundsicherung) planned by the new German government comes into effect. To fill the gap, the coalition intends to grant an immediate supplement for low-income families.

In the coalition agreement, the SPD, the FDP and the Greens agreed that the different types of allowances paid so far (such as Kindergeld and Hartz IV child benefits) are to be replaced by a single benefit (Kindergrundsicherung). The basic child allowance is intended to help families with low incomes in particular financially.

Announcement of immediate child allowance – which families are affected?

As reported by Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND), the new Federal Minister for Family Affairs Anne Spiegel (Green) has also announced an immediate child allowance for children from low-income families. It is to be available to those receiving Hartz IV, social assistance or child allowance until the new government coalition in Germany has implemented its broader basic child allowance project.

Anne Spiegel told RND in an interview that the parties in the new coalition are yet to determine exactly how much the announced allowance will amount to. It will probably be an amount in the range of 10-25 euros per child per month. According to the new federal minister for family affairs, some 2.7 million children in Germany could benefit from the support. The amount of the planned immediate allowance for children from poorer families is to be differentiated depending on their age.

Source: www.merkur.de

Top stories

3,331FansLike

Latest articles

200 euro fine! An 80-year-old collected too many mushrooms in Germany

In Germany, mushroom picking is regulated by law, which means you can't pick any amount of these gifts of...

Germany: FDP still opposes 300 euro lump sum payment to pensioners due to energy price hike

The FDP continues to oppose paying pensioners in Germany the so-called Energiepauschale, a 300 euro lump sum intended to...

Berlin is the capital of monkeypox. The number of infections in Germany is increasing

An increasing number of monkeypox cases are being reported in Germany. On Tuesday, the Robert Koch Institute reported that...

Monkeypox: German health minister announces first vaccine shipment

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach expects the first 40,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine to be delivered in the first...