Assistance for the continuation of the budget is granted if the continuation of a budget is at risk.
The service content includes personal care and the performance of necessary housekeeping activities. Personal care is particularly necessary for children to be cared for. Ultimately, this includes everything that a person who is now prevented from doing - for example due to illness, imprisonment, recovery measures or even death - has done before, such as playing with the children and supervising schoolwork.
Aid for the continuation of the budget is a subordinate aid. It is only granted insofar as priority aid, such as assistance for care according to the Seventh Chapter of SGB XII, assistance for education according to § 27 SGB VIII or health insurance benefits are not considered. Health insurance companies, for example, may pay for domestic help if a child under the age of 12 or a disabled child in need of assistance lives in the household. Only if the benefits of the health insurance do not help or are not provided, the benefits of social assistance can begin.
As a general rule, aid for the continuation of the budget should be granted only temporarily. An end to the emergency must be in sight. In the event of the death of the person in charge of the household, this may be the case if, during a transitional period during which assistance is provided for the continuation of the household, the family has to make its own decisions about its future life. After the end of the transitional period, (permanent) assistance for education according to §§ 27 ff. SGB VIII or possible help for care may then be considered for children to be cared for.