Child ben­e­fit

Child ben­e­fit:
All par­ents with chil­dren who live per­ma­nent­ly in Ger­many are enti­tled to Kindergeld (child ben­e­fit). They receive a ben­e­fit of at least EUR 200 per child per month. Child ben­e­fit is paid until the child turns 18, or until the age of 25 if they are in an appren­tice­ship, study­ing or doing vol­un­tary ser­vice. Sub­mit your appli­ca­tion for child ben­e­fit to the Fam­i­lienkasse (fam­i­ly ben­e­fits department).

Child ben­e­fit sup­ple­ment:
If you have a low income, you can apply to the Fam­i­lienkasse for a Kinderzuschlag (child ben­e­fit sup­ple­ment) in addi­tion to stan­dard child benefit

Fam­i­lienkasse Kriegsstr. 100
76133 Karl­sruhe

Tel.: 0800 4555530
(Mon­day to Fri­day 08:00 — 18:00)
Email: familienkasse-baden-wuerttemberg-west@

What should I bring with me?

What do I receive?

  • Pass­port or iden­ti­ty card
  • Birth cer­tifi­cate
  • Child ben­e­fit: Appli­ca­tion for child ben­e­fit and, if nec­es­sary, cer­tifi­cate of atten­dance for school, appren­tice­ship or high­er education.
  • Child ben­e­fit sup­ple­ment: Appli­ca­tion for child ben­e­fit, details and proof of accom­mo­da­tion and heat­ing pay­ments, income and assets, alimo­ny payments

Notice of child benefit 


Notice regard­ing the approval/rejection of your appli­ca­tion for the child ben­e­fit sup­ple­ment

(Please keep this doc­u­ment safe for future use)