Child Benefit to Increase as of January

More Money for Families with Lower Incomes

17 Dec 2020 | Press release no.55

<! [if gte mso 9]>Normal021falsefalsefalseDEX-NONEX-NONE<![endif] ><! [if gte mso 9]><![endif] ><! [if gte mso 10]><![endif] &gt;</p><p>Good news for families on lower incomes: Starting January 1, 2021, the maximum amount for child benefits will increase by 20 euros to 205 euros per child, per month.</p><p>The reason for this is that the federal government regularly adjusts the monthly minimum subsistence level for children. This is the basis for child benefits and will be increased from the first of January 2021. This also results in a higher child benefit. The foundation for this regulation was created with the Strong Families Act.</p><p>Child benefits can be received by parent couples and single parents from the family fund if they are entitled to child benefits for the respective child, if the child is under 25 years of age and unmarried, and if the child lives in the same household.</p><p>With the KiZ-Lotsen, you can check in just a few steps at <a href="/familie-und-kinder/kinderzuschlag-verstehen"></a> whether an application for child benefits might be worthwhile. Here you will also find further information on the eligibility criteria.</p><p>In addition, the application for child benefits can be filled out directly online and the necessary supporting documents uploaded. To answer individual questions about child benefits, an expanded video counselling service will be available from the comfort of your own home starting in January 2021.</p>