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Family & Children

Service area: Family & children. Your options.

Families with children often have higher expenses than families or partnerships without children. The state offers various services so that they can pay for the upkeep and education of their children. These should ensure the basic needs of the children. There is financial support for every child in the form of child benefit. If the income is not sufficient for the whole family, they can also receive a child allowance.

Child benefit (Kindergeld)

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Parents and guardians are entitled to receive child benefit from the state starting with their first child. Find out here whether you qualify for child benefit and how you can apply.

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Child allowance (Kinderzuschlag)

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If you have a low income and receive child benefit, you can also apply for child allowance. 

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Education and participation

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In Germany, children, teens and young adults are supposed to have equal opportunities. Education and participation in social and cultural activities are important factors in ensuring equal opportunity. For this reason, the state provides benefits to support education and participation. This is also known as the education and participation package.

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