apply for maintenance advance Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

From 01.01.2022, children from 0 to 5 years of age have a monthly entitlement of 177.00 euros, children from 6 to 11 years of age have a monthly entitlement of 236.00 euros and children from 12 to 17 years of age have a monthly entitlement of 314.00 euros.

  • birth certificate of the child
  • Identity card or passport
  • Residence permit,

    In addition to the identity document, foreign nationals require the valid residence permit (with supplementary sheet if necessary)

  • Child benefit certificate
  • Supporting titles ,

    e.g. maintenance order, court order or judgment or proof of service of the maintenance claim

  • Proof of the date of separation or divorce
  • acknowledgement of paternity,

    Deed, order or judgment

  • Custody ruling or custody declaration
  • Indemnification agreement ,

    With the release agreement, the parents agree that the parent who is obliged to pay maintenance will no longer pay child support.

  • Proof of the time of separation,

    e.g. confirmation of the lawyer

  • (Reminder) letters in connection with the recovery of child support
  • proof of income from the child's assets (interest, etc.) and work (e.g. education allowance)


If the other parent does not pay any or insufficient maintenance, your child will be granted an advance on maintenance payments in accordance with the Alimony Advance Payment Act (Unterhaltsvorschussgesetz - UVG).

  • An important prerequisite is in particular that your child lives with you and is younger than 18 years of age.
  • For children after the age of 12 years, it is an additional requirement that they are not themselves dependent on benefits under the Second Book of the Social Security Code (SGB II), or that they are no longer covered by the advance maintenance payment or that the single parent in the SGB II benefit earns his or her own income of at least 600 euros gross per month.

If the other parent would be quite capable of paying the maintenance for your child, it is an advance on the maintenance, which the maintenance advance payment office recovers from the parent who is actually obliged to pay maintenance.

If the other parent is not able and therefore not obliged to pay maintenance for your child, a default benefit is paid.

For foreign nationals who are not nationals of member states of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, eligibility for the benefit must be examined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Die Höhe des Unterhaltsvorschusses richtet sich nach dem in § 1612a BGB geregelten Mindestunterhalt
  • Unterhaltsvorschussgesetz (UhVorschG)

You submit an application for an advance on maintenance payments to the UVG office of the Office for Social Services Bremen which is responsible for you:

Office for Social Services

Specialist Service Refugees, Integration & Families

Advance payment of maintenance

Latitude path 29 - 33

28195 Bremen

  • City district north (Burglesum, Vegesack, Blumenthal
  • City district south (Neustadt, Obervieland, Huchting, Woltmershausen, Seehausen, electricity)

Office of Social Services

Social Centre Gröpelingen/ Walle

Advance payment of maintenance

Hans-Böckler- Str. 9

28217 Bremen

  • City district Mitte (Mitte, Ports)
  • Stadtbezirk Ost (Eastern suburb, Schwachhausen, Vahr, Horn-Lehe, Borgfeld, Oberneuland, Osterholz, Hemelingen)
  • City district West (Blockland, Findorff, Walle, Gröpelingen)

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