Child benefit

Those who are resident or ordinarily resident in Germany are entitled to child benefit. Parents receive child benefit for their studying children as long as they are under 25 years old. Child benefit is paid beyond the age of 25 if education is delayed due to basic military service, alternative service or recognised voluntary service (e.g. FSJ). As a rule, child benefit is extended by the duration of the service.

Child benefit is EUR 204 for the first and second child, EUR 210 for the third and EUR 235 for each additional child.

Under certain conditions, child benefit can be paid directly to the children, for example if parents do not meet their maintenance obligation. However, this must be checked in each individual case. The family funds of the "Agentur für Arbeit" are responsible for applying for child benefit.

If you have further questions, please contact the social counselling service of the Studierendenwerk.