Further help for families

Our social counsellor is available for all other types of help. He can advise about financial, legal and social issues. Parents (as well as Non-European Union parents) can apply for financial assistance covering day care.

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Families can apply for child support online. New applications can be made and modifications to existing applications. However, the paper form of this document is eventually necessary and needs to be signed in the presence of the concerned authority and is then sent off to the childcare office.

Families can apply for child support online. New applications can be made and modifications to existing applications. However, the paper form of this document is eventually necessary and needs to be signed in the presence of the concerned authority and is then sent off to the childcare office.

Student parents living with at least one of their own children under ten years of age in the same house and receive BAföG should immediately request childcare assistance with the BAföG Office at Student Services Freiburg.
In accordance with § 14b BAföG, these parents have the right to receive an additional allowance of € 113.00 per month for the first child and € 85.00 for every child thereafter.

Two parents cannot receive assistance for the same child. To receive back pay, applications need to be made within the approval period.

Attributions of unemployment benefit II and supplementary allowance for single parents

The supplement concerns study-related childcare but not living costs thus meaning that it is not counted as income under § 11 Abs. 3 Nr. 1 a) SGB II.The SGB II concerns living costs. The childcare support, according to § 14b BAföG, is a unique part of the educational financial aid and cannot, therefore, be counted as income for the partner or child. The Federal Agency limited the supplement to the normal needs of family members.

Target families are families that, because of their children, fall into the low-income bracket. As a result, the federal government has introduced child support for low-income families. This regulation came into effect in January 2005 with the merger of unemployment and social aid. The child support calculation is based on low-income parents that can support their own costs of living but not the additional cost of their children. Without this allowance, parents would be, in addition, eligible for unemployment benefits (Arbeitslosengeld II). Under this new regulation, parents receive €140 monthly per child. However, the aid is limited to the average marital household situation or a single parent’s. One person in the household must be eligible to work. Purely student households and extended family households are not taken into consideration.

Student parents from non-EU countries can apply for support at the social and youth agency (Sozial- und Jugendamt). The cost of child support corresponds to the eighth book of social law (SGB VIII). The parent contribution for the child support is not considered social aid as determined by § 8 SGB XII. Although the deceleration made at the immigration office by foreign students to not accept public aid, they are still eligible for this benefit. This immigration office condition does not apply to child support. Although this disclaimer relates directly to federal aid for parents, it does not apply to the funding of education and living of foreign students. As a result, even though foreign students have signed a disclaimer at the immigration office they are still eligible for aid.

The informing of the immigration office regarding any financial aid received is forbidden. Only in certain circumstances is there an obligation of notification requiring information to be passed on to immigration office. The receiving of financial aid is not one of these circumstances. Consequently, no information shall be passed on to the immigration office when foreign students with children apply for this social aid. 

 

 

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