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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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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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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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