Parental allowance: Elterngeld (parental allowance) is available to mothers or fathers after the birth of their child.
Mothers or fathers can receive the basic parental benefit for 12 months,
- If they are the primary carers for the child after its birth,
- And do not work, study or train for more than 30 hours per week,
- If both parents share the childcare time, the parental allowance can be paid for up to 14 months.
There are several types of parental allowance. Find out more at: www.familienportal.de
By telephone: Monday to Friday (from 08:00 — 16:30)
Tel.: 0800 664 5471
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