Parental Allowance - Application

Parental allowance must be applied for in writing. An application form is required for the application. Submitting an application in person is possible, but not required. The application is signed by both parents. If paternity has not yet been established, the mother's signature is sufficient.

IMPORTANT: The original of the birth certificate for the application for parental allowance is required, all other documents in copies.

The benefit can only be granted retrospectively 3 months before the application is submitted. Times between birth and application that go beyond 3 months are no longer applicable and reduce the regular reference period of 12 or 14 months of life (see service duration or partner months)

  • Completed, signed application
  • Copy of identity card or passport with residence permit / certificate of freedom of movement and current registration certificate
  • Original of the birth certificate for parental allowance (issued by the registry office at birth)
  • Completed certificate A maternity benefits (available from the health insurance company or the personnel department of the agency) and, if you are employed, certificate B (available from the employer)
  • Declaration of income with proof, generally copies of the wage or salary slips for the last 14 months before the birth, copy of the tax assessments of both parents for the calendar year before the birth
  • last parental allowance notices for older children
  • Self-employed: last tax assessment, profit and loss account, proof of contributions to social insurance (KV, PV, RV)
  • FHH employees : KoPers printout (certificate of earnings)
  • in the case of part-time work with parental allowance: certificate of earnings from the applicant
  • Unmarried fathers living with a child in the household: Certificate of paternity
  • Single parents : proof of sole custody


The application is available in the district offices (social service center / parental allowance office).
After a simple registration, you also have the option of completing the application digitally with the help of an assistant.
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Persons entitled to parental allowance who were neither employed nor received social benefits before the birth of the child submit the same documents without proof of income.

Related Links

  • All forms on the subject of parental allowance
  • Parental allowance - check with my responsible department
  • Form: Parental Allowance - Certificate B - Employer's proof of employment, barrier-free, PDF
  • Form: Parental Allowance - Certificate A - from the health insurance company / office on maternity benefits
  • Information on the subject of parental allowance
  • Parental AllowanceDigital: Apply for parental allowance with digital support
  • Parental allowance - Corona pandemic information sheet, PDF, barrier-free, 1 page
  • Information sheet about necessary documents (parental allowance) for births from September 1st, 2021 - barrier-free, PDF
  • Form: Parental Allowance - Certificate A - for births from 01.09.2021

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