Apply for parental allowance

Service Description

Parental allowance is a support benefit for parents after the birth of a child. The parental allowance replaces part of the lost income if you want to be there for your child after the birth and interrupt or limit your professional work.

If your child was born after July 1, 2015, you have the option of choosing between receiving the previous parental allowance (basic parental allowance) and receiving ElterngeldPlus, or combining the two. As parents, you can decide for yourself who will receive the parental allowance and for which period. In the application, you must specify the months of your child's life for which you would like to claim parental allowance and which entitlement variant (basic parental allowance / ElterngeldPlus) you choose. Retroactive payments are only granted for the last 3 months of life before the application is received.

  • Basic parental allowance can only be drawn within the first 14 months of the child's life.
  • Parental allowancePlus can also be drawn beyond the first 14 months of life.

Basic parental allowance is also paid to parents who are not gainfully employed. The basic parental allowance for parents who are not gainfully employed amounts to at least 300.00 euros per month.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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