25 March 2020 – Increased access to child allowance for families with low income

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
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Overview: Families with low incomes can receive a monthly child allowance of up to 185 euros, depending on the family’s income, housing costs, the size of the family and the age of the children.

From April onwards, families who apply for a child allowance will no longer have to prove the income of the last six months, but only that of the last month before the application. Asset tests have been temporarily suspended too.

The changes apply until 30 September 2020.
Full details here: https://www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/themen/corona-pandemie/finanzielle-unterstuetzung