Child Supplement

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Child Supplement

The state supports lower income families by providing supplementary child allowances. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Child Supplement - Hamburg Welcome Portal

In addition to the monthly, state-paid child benefit, lower-income families may be eligible for supplementary benefits to help secure their livelihood.

Who is entitled to child supplement?

Parents and single parents can receive a child supplement for unmarried children under the age of 25 living in the same household. The following conditions must be fulfilled:

  • Child benefit or a comparable benefit is paid for these children.
  • The gross income of the parents is at least 900 Euro, for single parents 600 Euro.
  • The gross income does not exceed the maximum income limit. The calculation of the maximum income limit depends on the cost of living of the parents and is calculated individually by the family fund.
  • The child's own income/property is deducted from the highest possible child supplement (currently € 170.00). As a result, if the child's own income (e.g. maintenance advance or maintenance) exceeds € 170.00, no child supplement is calculated for this child.
  • The needs of the family are covered by the payment of child supplement and the requirement on unemployment pay II or social welfare benefit is void therefore.

How high is the child allowance?

The amount of the child supplement depends on the income/assets of the parents and currently amounts to a maximum of 170 euros per child and month. The child supplement is paid together with the child benefit.

Information and application

The child supplement must be applied for at the Family Fund of the Federal Employment Agency. You can find the application forms there online, obtain them from the Service Center of the Familienkasse on the free telephone number 0800 4 5555 30 or on site at the Familienkasse.
The Familienkasse also offers online advice on the child supplement. Ask for video advice. All you need to do is call the Family Fund free of charge on 0800 4 5555 30.

Contact and opening hours

Postal address:
Family Fund North, 20069 Hamburg

Visiting address:
Familienkasse Nord
Nagelsweg 9
20097 Hamburg
Monday - Friday 8:00 -12:00 o'clock
Thursdays additionally 16:00 -18:00 clock

Phone: 0800 4 5555 30 (free of charge)
E-mail: Familienkasse-Nord@arbeitsagentur.de
Internet: www.arbeitsagentur.de/en/welcome

Child Supplement