Changes in the law regarding parental allowance as of 01.09.2021
The legal provisions will change as of September 1, 2021, so you will currently find two different application forms with associated completion instructions here.
For children born before 01.09.2021, please use the "Parental allowance application-birth before 01.09.2021" and the "Filling out instructions-birth before 01.09.2021".
For children born on or after 09/01/2021, please use the "Parental Allowance Application-Birth as of 09/01/2021" form and the "Filling Instructions-Birth as of 09/01/2021" form.
The parental allowance replaces 65 percent of the earned income that is lost after the birth of the child up to a maximum of 1,800 euros (basic parental allowance) or 900 euros (parental allowance plus). For incomes below 1,240 euros, the percentage increases to 67 percent in small increments in line with the level of income.
If the income is less than 1,000 euros per month before the child is born, the percentage increases in small steps up to 100 percent of the net income. Those who were not employed before the child's birth receive at least 300 euros (basic parental allowance) or 150 euros (parental allowance plus). From an annual income of 250,000 euros for single parents and 300,000 euros for cohabitants, entitlement to parental allowance ceases.
In the case of additional children living in the household, a sibling bonus is paid under certain conditions. In the case of a multiple birth, the entitlement increases by 300 euros; the sibling bonus is no longer available in this case.