You are entiteled to child allowance from the day of birth of your child.
Child allowance is paid by the state, it does not depend on the income, it is tax free and depends on the number of children you have.
Monthly rates for families:
- for the first and second child € 204 each
- for the third child € 210
- for further children € 235 each
Child allowance is generally paid until the end of the 18th year of age.
For children, who are still in the process of a job training or study (also doctoral students), child allowance can be received until the end of the 25th year of age. For children with disabilities, you are eligible for child allowance anyway.
You can apply for child allowance at your relevant Familienkasse at Agentur für Arbeit. For forms, please refer to www.familienkasse.de.
Familienkasse (for Erlangen and Nürnberg):
Tel.: 0800 4555530
Staatsbedienstete/BeamtInnen apply for child allowance here:
Landesamt für Finanzen – Dienststelle Bayreuth
Tel.: 0921 8004-01