Apply for child benefit

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The payment of child benefit is not dependent on your income. It amounts to 250.00 euros for each child.

In principle, you are entitled to child benefit from the birth of your child until their 18th birthday. You may also be entitled to child benefit after that, but only up to their 25th birthday:

  • Children between the ages of 18 and 21: You receive child benefit if
    • your child is not gainfully employed and
    • is registered as a jobseeker.
  • Children between the ages of 18 and 25: You will receive child benefit if
    • Your child is in training (school/work/study),
    • your child is in a transitional period lasting a maximum of four months, for example between leaving school and vocational training or a recognized voluntary service,
    • your child cannot start or continue his/her training because he/she has not found a training place,
    • your child is completing a recognized voluntary service,
    • your child has already completed initial vocational training but is still in training, for example, and is working a maximum of 20 hours per week on the side.

If your child has a disability and is unable to support themselves financially, you are entitled to child benefit even after your child's 25th birthday. However, the disability must have occurred before the child's 25th birthday and be the reason why your child is unable to support him/herself financially.

Child benefit is paid to you if your child lives in your sole household. If the child lives with both parents, you can jointly decide which of you should receive the child benefit.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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