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.
Families are entitled to child benefit for each child from birth until the age of 18. In addition, child benefit can also continue to be paid under certain circumstances. The amount depends on the number of children.
You can apply for child benefit at the Family Benefits Office (Familienkasse).
For parents in Chemnitz »
Young parents in Chemnitz are spared the necessity of traipsing from one authority to the next. You can receive family benefits after the birth with just one form. Child benefit, the second maternity benefit payment, and the family pass can be easily applied for at Chemnitz hospitals and the birth centre even before the birth.
Child allowance can be received in addition to child benefit if parents have a low income and are not entitled to ALG II (unemployment benefit II) because the family needs can be covered by the child allowance. You can also apply for the child allowance at the Family Benefits Office or online via the KiZ-Lotse (child allowance guide).
Parental allowance can be received by mothers and fathers after the birth of the child. Its duration is limited and the amount depends on your income. You can apply for parental allowance at your local parental allowance office (Elterngeldstelle).
Single parents can claim a maintenance advance for children up to the age of 12 if no regular or sufficient maintenance is paid by the other parent. Since 01/07/2017, it has been possible to claim until the age of 18 under certain conditions. Furthermore, the maximum benefit period of 72 months has been dropped. You can get more information on how to apply from your local maintenance grant office (Unterhaltszuschussstelle).
Maternity benefit is paid to women during the maternity protection period, normally 6 weeks before the birth and 8 weeks afterwards. The amount depends on income. If you are covered by compulsory insurance, you can apply to your health insurance fund. If you have family or private insurance, the Federal Insurance Office can help you.
Housing benefit is the state’s support for citizens who, due to their low income, receive a subsidy for rent (rent support) or to help cover the costs of their owner-occupied residential property (home upkeep support). In order to receive housing benefit, an application must be submitted to the local housing benefit authority.
Anyone planning an education wants to stand on their own two feet ‒ and that includes financially. If you live in your own flat during your training, your training allowance may not be enough to pay for food or transport home as well as rent. Under certain conditions, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) will support you with a grant.
BAföG enables adolescents and young adults to complete an education that suits them ‒ even if their parents cannot finance this education.
Funding is provided for initial training at vocational schools, colleges, academies, and universities. BAföG must be applied for in writing at the competent office for educational support.
For anyone who wants to tread new and possibly different paths professionally or in terms of education. For anyone who is looking for a job or has questions about cash benefits and financing options. For anyone who needs help with problems at work, at home, or with authorities.
Youth Employment Agency
Haus der Jugend Chemnitz