The Federal government has brought more government benefits for children of low-income earners. The design of the "Strong families act", the Federal Cabinet on Wednesday has decided. The act Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey (SPD) and Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) is intended to support particularly disadvantaged and single parents.
Among other things, the children's allowance should be increased. The contract will then cover together with the children's money to the average demand in the amount of the tax to the minimum subsistence level. Introduced this benefit for low-income earners who can't save the maintenance of their children is sufficient.
it is Also intended to benefit have Affected more benefits for education and participation. Thus, it is planned, among other things, the amount of the facilities with school notebooks and other lessons needs to increase. Own shares during the school Lunches and school transport are to be omitted.
"Necessary that we make the power for the first time known"
Giffey told the TV channel n-tv, it is also important that all the possible, would be entitled to the benefits of this also. "For this it is necessary that we make the power for the first time." Application forms about the children's allowance would be simplified.
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.
the child protection Agency criticized the draft. Association President Heinz Hilgers told the editors ' network Germany, many poor children would also be covered in the future through the grate and continue to live in poverty. The law is not a Strong-families-law, but especially a Strong-bureaucracy-law. Hilgers said it was "almost a real-life" to speak at such small improvements of a law for strong families. The rules were so complicated, that child allowance and the education and participation package, I would reach only a small part of the beneficiaries.
The law will now be discussed in the Bundestag. The Federal Council also needs to agree to.