Services for education and participation among children, adolescents and young adults

The aim of the education package is not to deprive children from financially weak families of the necessary education and participation opportunities. As an authorized person or as a parent, you have the opportunity to apply for financial support from the state. Funding covers the following areas: For eligible persons under the age of 18: Participation in social and cultural life, for example in a sports club or music school, is supported with up to EUR 15.00 per month. For eligible persons under the age of 25: The provision of personal school supplies is funded with EUR 150.00 per year (EUR 100.00 for the first half of the school year, EUR 50.00 for the second half of the school year). Costs are borne for supplementary appropriate learning support to the extent necessary to achieve the learning objectives defined in accordance with school law provisions. For one-day excursions from schools, day-care centres and day-care centres, the costs that actually arise are covered. For multi-day excursions from day-care centres and day-care centres as well as for school trips within the framework of school regulations, the costs that actually arise are covered. Subsidies are paid for the communal lunch catering of pupils (if under school responsibility or agreed by a cooperation agreement between the school and the day care centre) as well as for children in day-care centres and day-care centres. Parents' own contributions will be eliminated as of 01.08.2019. The necessary actual expenses for transport to the nearest school of the chosen course of education (student monthly tickets) are covered. Parents' own contributions will be eliminated as of 01.08.2019.

Proof of need, for example by notifying them of: Child supplement housing subsidy Benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act if applicable, invoices, receipts and other evidence where applicable, indication of the child benefit number if necessary, certificates from the school The competent authority will inform you of any other documents that may be required.


Preconditions
You are not yet 25 years old and cannot cover your educational and participation needs from your own income and assets or your own income and assets of the family You are either entitled to basic security benefits for jobseekers, Social assistance or Benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act or Your family moves in Child supplement or housing subsidy Benefits to participate in culture, sports and leisure only for eligible persons under 18 years of age.
§ 6b Federal Child Benefit Act (BKGG) §§ 34 f. Social Code Twelfth Book (SGB XII) §§ 28 f. Social Code Second Book (SGB II) § 2 Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG) § 3 Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz ( AsylbLG )

Information on the education package on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Benefits for education and participation are usually available on application (global application from 01.08.2019, except for class trips and learning support in SGB II). If possible, inquire in advance with the responsible authority how you can get benefits from the education package most easily (proof may be sufficient). On request, the staff will help you with an application. Fill out the required forms, sign the application and compile the necessary proofs. Send the complete application documents by post to the responsible office or hand them in there in person. You will receive written information as to whether and which offers your child can take advantage of.

Responsible for the content
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Last update or date of publication
29.09.2015