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The Cabinet wants more money for children of low-income earners

About two million children in Germany live in families that are considered low-income, so the family Ministry. You will be helped. The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a relevant draft law.

The Federal government has brought more government benefits for children of low-income earners. The design of the so-called "Strong-families-act" Federal Minister for family, Franziska Giffey, the German Federal Cabinet has decided. It is provided, among other things, a higher child allowance.

it is Also planned, more money for School clothes, lunch and school transport. Own shares during the school Lunches and school transport are to be omitted. The aim was, "to the specific life situation of families with small incomes, especially single parents, to be meet," said the Federal Ministry of family Affairs.

For children of low-income earners, the school should be shot in the future for free.

assistance for about two million children

According to the Ministry, life in Germany, about one Million low-income families, with two million children. You should be helped. In the future, children will cover benefit, children's allowance and the new social security benefits, the minimum subsistence level for a child. The children's allowance, may be up to 170 Euro / month, rising to up to 183 euros. Application forms should be simplified. So far, parents must let the child Supplement to constantly re-calculate.

The law of Minister for family Affairs, Giffey, and the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil, both of the SPD will now be discussed in the Bundestag. The Federal Council has yet to agree.

criticism of the FDP and children

Katja Suding, Deputy head of the FDP Bundestag group, accused the government of not to miss the Chance unbureaucratic support for families. "The benefits for families need to be bundled in a children's chance to money that can be easily filed online," she told the German press Agency.

Minister for family Affairs, Giffey and labour Minister healing with parents in Berlin. The two SPD politicians have presented the "Strong families act" together.

The children's allowance since its introduction in the criticism, because he is not taken by many Legitimate. The German children's Fund expects the draft presented no fundamental improvements. President Thomas Krüger said it will continue to be no automatic withdrawal of the award. The improvements have been limited to the school area, said Kruger. The leisure area to stay.

criticism of the plans: the draft law "inadequate"

criticism of the project came from the German child protection Association. The law was "primarily a Strong-bureaucracy-law," said Association President Heinz Hilgers, the Newspapers of the editorial network in Germany. Also Association-managing Director Holger Hofmann in Berlin, the government's plans as "inadequate". However, Hofmann also spoke of improvements at least through the "small building blocks to combat child poverty".

the President of The social Association Germany (SoVD), Adolf Bauer, assessed the draft law as "an important and correct step, in order to strengthen families and to combat child poverty". However, he urged Berlin to further improvements: "The Federal government has yet to add significantly."

Giffey and healing families act
K. Brand, ARD Berlin
09.01.2019 13:34 PM

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