the Federal government, the Länder and the local authorities do not manage the state maintenance advance for single mothers of maintenance defaulting fathers recovering. The show unpublished Figures from the Ministry of family Affairs, the existence of the süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Accordingly, the "return rate handle" in 2018, an average of 13 percent. In 2017, it was 19 percent and in 2016, 23 percent. The conclusion of the light was last in Bremen with six, the leader of Bavaria, with 20 percent. In these Figures, has brought the household a politician Ekin Deligöz (Green). "At the latest, after this burglary, the return rate would have to be ringing for the governments of the Federation and the countries, all the alarm bells," she says.
The Problem is a complex one. When parents separate, it is usually the fathers who must pay child support. Often you can't do that, because they earn enough, a certain amount of refuses but also. In both cases the state steps in - in the second case he must get the money back again. This works but, apparently, only bad. One reason is a change in the law, which took effect in mid-2017.
The number of withdrawals does not keep up with the increase in benefits step
Since then, Single parents, the maintenance advance for children over twelve years of age to apply. The result is that During 2016, only slightly 861 million euros were paid out, it was 2017 already 1.1 billion euros and last year, then 2.1 billion. Under the request of flood, the return suffered the handles. They rose, but significantly slower than that of expenditure: 2016 198 million Euro were collected, in 2017, nearly 209 million and in 2018, a good 270 million.
it had, However, promised the Federal government and the States to improve in the Wake of the expansion of the recourse. But there are problems. In October, the Ministry had to submit to the audit Committee of the Bundestag, a progress report. This is not a public paper, which is present in the SZ, as follows: Measurable progress, there is only one field of action - the statistics. The audit Committee had, however, demands significantly more, approximately centralized in the financial administrations or Standards for the staffing and the management of accounts receivable in advance.
It comes to many millions of for the state
Standards for better supervision might be in may decided. A Central processing but have, or plan to the Ministry report, only four countries; all other check or have no such plans. In staffing, there is little more than an invitation to the countries to get involved in a working group. Is also a transparency problem, for example, rates of success in the advance set. "So far, neither the Federal government nor a majority of the countries, appropriate report formats or measures are available", says the report.
On the 30. November, the audit Committee dealt with the comments of the Ministry. According to speaking notes, there was also a internal opinion of the Federal court of auditors. The was clear: The Ministry is "still at the very beginning", as regards the implementation of the Committee's decisions.
Federal Minister for family Affairs Franziska Giffey (SPD) had to talk in "clear text", asks the Green Deligöz, a member of the audit Committee, "and especially with the countries". If this is requested when you keep more money in advance from the Federal government, the passing of the thing completely. "This will only distract you from your responsibilities to ensure efficient organizational structures and sufficient personnel." It is not a trivial offence, but to many millions for the state and the observance of children's rights. "And it's going to be a energetic Occurrence to the parents - mostly fathers - who want to press."