If you and your child receive unemployment benefit II from the JobCenter and your child has reached the age of 12, you are only entitled to a maintenance advance under certain conditions. Please find out more about this with the help of the information sheet in the application for a maintenance advance as of 1 July 2017. It is possible that your need to secure your subsistence will only continue to be covered by the JobCenter.
However, if the JobCenter anticipates that you are entitled to an overriding maintenance advance, you will be asked to submit an application.
In any case, you will receive your benefits for securing your subsistence from the JobCenter for a transitional period (until the maintenance advance is actually paid) without the previous amount being credited against maintenance advance benefits.