Who is eligible for Mutterschaftsgeld?

If you are having a baby in Germany, you may qualify for Mutterschaftsgeld or Maternity Allowance. Mutterschaftsgeld is a financial service paid by the Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung, the German State Health Insurance.

How much paternity leave are fathers entitled to in Germany?

Each parent can take up to three years of parental leave per child. In the case of the mother, however, this three-years-long parental leave includes the legally prescribed, six-weeks-long after-birth maternity leave during which the mother has to stay home.

Can a pregnant woman be deported in Germany?

However, there is no mention of any law relating to deportation which explicitly states that the authorities are NOT allowed to deport a pregnant woman. Paragraph 60 of the German law states when deportation is forbidden.

What benefits can I claim when pregnant and unemployed in Germany?

The employer pays the difference between the maternity allowance amount and your previous salary. You are entitled to maternity benefits if you are entitled to sick pay due to your inability to work, or if you are not being paid any wage or salary because of the maternity protection periods.

How much does Jobcentre pay in Germany?

Your benefit will be 60% of your previous average wage (or 67% if you have children), up to a maximum of 7.050 euros per month in West Germany and 6.750 euros in East Germany.

How much is maternity pay in Germany?

13 euros per day
If you are employed and covered by statutory health insurance you will receive maternity benefit based on your average earnings from employment in the last three months that you received full pay. The maximum amount you can receive is 13 euros per day.

Can both parents take parental leave in Germany?

If both parents of a child are employed, they can take parental leave alternately or simultaneously. It is important to note, however, that parental leave is only available to working mothers and fathers who also live in the same household as the child and predominantly care for their child themselves.

How much is child benefit in Germany?

As of January 2022, for the first and second child, child allowance is 219 euros per month. For the third child it is 225 euros. For the fourth and any subsequent children the sum is 250 euros. Applications must be made in writing to the local Family Office (“Familienkasse”).

Can I stay in Germany if my child is German?

Yes. A child born in Germany (on or after 1 January 2000) can acquire German nationality, even if neither of the parents is German. The only precondition is that one of the parents has been legally and habitually resident in Germany for eight years and has a permanent right of residence.

What if I lose my job in Germany?

When you lose your job, you have to notify the immigration authorities (section 82 subs. 6 of the German Residence Act) and they make a call on whether or not you qualify. The foreigners’ office can decide to extend your residence permit by 6 months to give you a chance to find a job again, while getting ALG1 too.