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Pregnancy and maternity leave

If you are pregnant, you may find you have a lot of unanswered questions. You can learn more here about the advice and support on offer.

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Parental allowance and parental leave

In Germany, the State helps you raise your children. Parental allowance and parental leave are the most important benefits for parents. You can find out more here.

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Zwei Mädchen flüstern sich etwas zu / Foto: Ekkehart Schmidt

Child benefit and other benefits

The German State supports parents by providing a child benefit payment. Fathers and mothers on a low income are also entitled to receive other benefits. You can find further information here.

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Childcare

In Germany there are various childcare options available. It is important for children to attend a child daycare centre. This is where they are supported and learn German.

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Assistance for families in crisis

Crises and disputes affect every family at some time. If an argument gets out of hand and even results in violence, you should ask for professional help. You can find out where to find help here.

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Fraud Phone Calls!

The Federal Office has been informed that individuals are once more being threatened by anonymous callers. The callers claim to be employees of the Federal Office and threaten deportation unless a specific sum of money is paid. Please be aware that such calls are not made by the federal office. For your safety: Please try not to give or confirm any personal details when you receive such a call. Never pay money to blackmailers.

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Fraud Phone Calls