Child supplement can be paid to families with a low income if:
- unmarried children below the age of 25 and are living in the same household
- the income is not below a certain minimum threshold. This minimum threshold is at € 900 gross for couples and at €600 gross for single parents
- the applicant does not get any benefits according to SGB II or welfare.
From the 1st of January 2020, you can get the child supplement as well, if your total income is less than €100 underneath the entitlement to SGB II. This total income consists out of your income, child supplement and housing benefits.
The current valid maximum income threshold has been cancelled since the 1st of January 2020. This enables you to get the child supplement, even if you have a slightly higher income.
The maximum amount of the child supplement is €185 per child and month.
You can get the application at the family cashier, but also you can download it online.
In addition, parents may apply for educational and participatory benefits. Please refer to education and participation under the menu item Overview from A to Z.