Child benefit is an important source of money for most parents which is paid every month regardless of the income in Germany.
The Familienkasse (Family Benefits Office) only pays child benefit to one person who is entitled - usually it is either the father or the mother. If the child lives in the same household as the parents, they must clarify to whom or to which account the child benefit fund should transfer the money. Grandparents can also be entitled to child benefit if they live with their grandchildren.
Important thing is that the Familienkasse pays out child benefits only six months retrospectively - from receipt of the application.
|since July 1st, 2019||from 01/01/2021|
|First child and second child||204 EUR||219 EUR|
|Third child||210 EUR||225 EUR|
|Every additional child||235 EUR||250 EUR|
|which children||which age|
|All children||from birth to 18th birthday|
|Children in education (students)||from 18th to 25th birthday|
|Disabled children||beyond the age of 25|
If the parents of the child live in different EU countries and there is no common household, the parent with whom the child mainly lives is entitled to child benefit. This can also be in another EU country.
The child lives with its mother in Romania and therefore does not have a place of residence in Germany. The father who is divorced from his mother and lives in Germany is not entitled to child benefit. The mother living in Romania is eligible.
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