Single parents and couples can claim child allowance for their children who are unmarried, under the age of 25 and live in their household if …
- they receive child benefits (Kindergeld) or similar benefits (e.g. from abroad) for those children,
- their monthly income is at or above the minimum level,
- they earn enough income for themselves and will be able to cover their family’s needs with the child allowance and
- any income that is offset against child allowance is not so high that the child allowance will be reduced to nothing.