child benefits

child benefits

Here you can find the most important information about child benefit. For additional information especially for foreigners coming to Germany please consider the following links.

  • As a foreigner living in Germany you are entitled to child benefit if you are a residence permit holder. Foreigners from the EU/EWR-states are always entitled to child benefit because of the agreeement of free movement. But in both cases you need to proof a German residence.
  • Entitled to child benefit are the biological children, adopted children or stepchildren, if they life in the same household.
  • Child benefit is payed until the age of 18. If your child is doing an apprenticeship or his studies child benefit is payed until the age of 25.
  • For the first and the second child you get 192.- Euro per month, for the third child 198.- Euro and for the fourth and each additional child 223.- Euro per month.

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