Financial Services

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Covid crisis: Financial aid and support for families

Children should grow up feeling safe and secure. Parents provide this through their love, care and time. Financial services from the state are intended to compensate for disadvantages and support parents with their parenting.

Families especially need support in times of crisis. The family portal of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs has an overview of the financial aid information compiled by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs:
• Emergency child supplement
• Child bonus
• Continued payment of wages with childcare
• Wage replacement due to school and day care closings
• Emergency support
• Short-time allowance
• Unemployment benefit and basic income for parents and families

Please be informed and apply for the right help for your children and family!

Here you can find the following information
Help for parents in the event of loss of earnings
• Information and the digital application for employers and self-employed individuals in Berlin.
Help and advice for families

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Parental allowance and parental leave

Parental allowance and parental leave – these benefits give parents more options to organise the care of their small children. The legal right to part-time work gives fathers in particular the opportunity to participate in raising children. Parental allowance and parental leave

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Child Benefit

Child benefit is paid at least up to the age of 18. If the child is still going to school, studying at university or doing vocational training, they are entitled to the child benefit until their 25th birthday. Child Benefit

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Maintenance Advance

No child should have to suffer financial hardship. In the case of single parents, the maintenance advance fund helps out if the other parent does not or cannot provide sufficient support for the child. In this case, your child will be paid an advance by the state. Maintenance Advance

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Child Supplement

The child supplement is granted for six months and begins in the month in which the application is submitted. As a rule, the child supplement is paid to the parent who also receives the child benefit. Child Supplement

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The Educational Package

The educational package is available so that children and young people from low-income families can also take part in activities anywhere. The Educational Package