25 March 2020 – Increased access to and coverage of income security benefits

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The German Government has simplified access to basic income security benefits.

Anyone who submits an application between 1 March and 30 June 2020 and declares that they do not have substantial assets may keep any of their savings.

In addition, expenditure on housing and heating during the first six months of receipt of benefits will be recognised as appropriate at their full amount.
Full details here: https://www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/themen/corona-pandemie/finanzielle-unterstuetzung