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Parental allowance

Parental allowance

Increasing number of recipients of parental allowance opting for ElterngeldPlus

In the third quarter of 2018, 848,400 mothers and 198,500 fathers received parental allowance. Parents whose children were born on or after 1 July 2015 may choose between the basic Elterngeld (previous parental allowance) and the ElterngeldPlus (parental allowance 'Plus') package or combine the two. Typically, ElterngeldPlus is lower, but paid for a much longer period (up to 36 months together for the two parents).

More : Increasing number of recipients of parental allowance opting for ElterngeldPlus …

Parental allowance paid to 1.76 million mothers and fathers in 2017

1.35 million mothers and 410,000 fathers received parental allowance in 2017. The number of recipients was up 7% from 2016. While the number of mothers receiving parental allowance increased by 6%, the number of fathers rose by a good 11%.

More : Parental allowance paid to 1.76 million mothers and fathers in 2017 …

Childcare allowance

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Parental allowance

Parental allowance

Receipt of parental allowance
Completed periods of receipt by period of birth
Parental allowance for children born in

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Key figures

Recipients of public assistance
Basic security benefits 03/20181,070,148
Assistance for nursing care 2016439,617
Households receiving housing allowance 2017592,043
Benefits for asylum seekers2017468,488
Public children and youth welfare
Expenditure (EUR bn) 201645.1
Social reporting
Proportion of recipients of minimum social security benefits 20169.5%

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