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Further social benefits

In Germany there are various categories of financial support. This is to make sure that people have the necessary financial resources available.


On this page you will find a selection of the existing financial supports. You can open the re-spective application forms by clicking the photos.



Exemption from radio and television license fee

You have to apply for an exemption from the radio and television license fee. The exemption can only be given if you receive benefits according to the SGB II, SGB XII or the AsylbLG (law for benefits for asylum seekers). Please note, that a complete and attested copy of the notice on the benefits has to be attached to the application

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Elterngeld (parenting benefit)

The Elterngeld can be applied for, if the applying parent after the birth of a child has no or only a limited work. The amount of Elterngeld paid depends on how much money was earned before the birth of the child. If you were not employed before birth, an amount of 300.- Euro will be paid. The Elterngeld will be paid for a maximum period of 14 months.

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Kindergeld (child benefit)

Kindergeld is granted for all children up to the age of 18 years – in some cases longer. The application for Kindergeld must be submitted in written form at the responsible Familienkasse (family benefits office). For Leverkusen this is:

Familienkasse Bergisch Gladbach
Bensberger Straße 85
51465 Bergisch Gladbach

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Kinderzuschlag (children’s allowance)

The Kinderzuschlag is intended for parents with low income who live with their children (under 25 years). The application for Kinderzuschlag has to be submitted in written form at the responsible Familienkasse. For Leverkusen this is:

Familienkasse Bergisch Gladbach
Bensberger Straße 85
51465 Bergisch Gladbach


Wohngeld (accomodation benefit)

Wohngeld is a governmental partial payment of the rent. If and how much Wohngeld you can receive depends on:

how much money you and your family members earn,
how many persons must live of this money, and
the amount of the rent.

Please note that you have to submit further documents (rental contract, statement by the landlord, pay slip) with your application.

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Bildung und Teilhabe

Education and participation benefits (Bildung und Teilhabe)

Mit den Leistungen zur Bildung und Teilhabe sollen Kindern, Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen verschiedene Aktivitäten in Schule und Freizeit ermöglicht werden.

Weitere Informationen erhalten sie hier.