Financial support

Questions about unemployment benefit I, unemployment benefit II or other benefits? Then you’ve come to the right place!

On the following pages you can find out about the financial support options available to you.

Unemployment benefit I

You are entitled to unemployment benefit I if you meet the following conditions:

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Unemployment benefit II

If you need help to live, you can apply for unemployment benefit II at the “Haus der Jugend”. The basic income support comprises benefits to secure subsistence and covers standard needs, additional needs, and needs for accommodation and heating.

The decisive factor for a claim is whether you are capable of working and in need of assistance.

You can find out what these terms mean and more information here:

Other cash benefits