Increase of Child Allowance from January

Low-income families to receive an increased Child Allowance

21 Dec 2023 | Press release no.56

There is some good news for families with low incomes. From January 2024, the maximum amount of the Child Allowance is to increase from the previous 250 euros to 292 euros per child, per month. 

Families who have already applied for or are already receiving the Child Allowance do not have to do anything – the amount paid out will be adjusted automatically with effect as of January 2024.

Parents living in cohabitation and single parents receive the Child Allowance from the Family Benefits Office if they are entitled to Child Benefit for the respective child, if the child is under 25 years old and unmarried, and if the child lives in the same household. The application for the Child Allowance can be filled out and the necessary documentation can be uploaded directly online (available in German). 

Good to know: With our online assistant, KiZ-Lotsen, (available in German) you can check in just a few steps whether applying for the Child Allowance is worthwhile. The currently valid values of the Child Allowance are always taken into account – these will also be adjusted accordingly in the new year. For answers to individual questions about the Child Allowance, a video consultation (available in German) at home can also be arranged conveniently and easily. 

You can find all the latest information on the Child Benefit and the Child Allowance online at (available in German).