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Child allowance

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A child allowance is typically paid if you and your child have a residence permit for Germany (although not under §16 of the Residence Act for university studies or language study) and are registered in Germany. Your child must be registered in Germany or another EU state.

A child allowance is paid at least until the child's eighteenth birthday. If your child is attending school, completing vocational training, or studying at university, then a child allowance can be paid until they turn 25. For the first and second child, the allowance is 204 euros per child per month; 210 euros for the third child; and 235 euros for every additional child (effective from July 1st, 2019).

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EU/EEC citizens and citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunesia, and Turkey Non-EU Citizens
are authorized to receive a child allowance, if: You are employed in Germany as an employee required to carry unemployment insurance, or if you receive unemployment benefits or sickness benefits, regardless of whether you have a permanent visa or a residence permit. You have a valid permanent visa or residence permit under §18 (not §18.2!), §19, §20, §29 or §30. You cannot apply for a child allowance if you have a residence permit under §16 (university studies, language study).
Necessary documents & information Application form including annex and Haushaltsbescheinigung + Copy of your passport + Copy of your child’s passport + Copy of birth certificate for newborns + Bank information + Tax ID for you and your child Application form incl. annex and Haushaltsbescheinigung + Copy of your passport and your residence permit + Copy of your child’s passport and residence permit + Copy of birth certificate for newborns + Bank information + Tax ID for you and your child

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