Asylum Seekers Benefits Act

Information on which benefits can be applied for under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG).

According to § 1 asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (AsylbLG), foreigners who are actually staying in Germany and who

  1. have a residence permit under the Asylum Act,
  1. have made an application for asylum and do not fulfil the conditions set out in points 1, 2 to 5 and 7;
  1. wish to enter via an airport and who are not or not yet permitted to enter the country,
  2. have a residence permit,
  1. because of the war in their home country pursuant to Paragraph 23(1) or Paragraph 24 of the Residence Act,
  2. pursuant to § 25 sec. 4 sentence 1 of the Residence Act or
  3. pursuant to Paragraph 25(5) of the Law on residence, provided that the decision to suspend her removal was not yet 18 months ago,
  1. have a toleration according to § 60 a of the Residence Act,
  2. which are enforceably obliged to leave the country, even if a threat of deportation is not yet or no longer enforceable,
  3. are spouses, partners or minor children of the persons referred to in points 1 to 6 without themselves fulfilling the conditions set out therein; or
  4. submit a follow-up application in accordance with § 71 of the Asylum Act or a confirmatory application in accordance with § 71a of the Asylum Act.
    According to § 3 sec. 1 AsylbLG, beneficiaries receive so-called basic benefits according to § 1 AsylbLG to cover the needs for food, accommodation, heating, clothing, health care and household durables and consumables (necessary needs). In addition, you will be granted benefits to cover personal needs of daily life (necessary personal needs). Furthermore, according to § 4 AsylbLG benefits are to be granted in the event of illness, pregnancy and childbirth. Furthermore, "other benefits" may be granted in accordance with § 6 AsylbLG if they are indispensable in individual cases to secure subsistence or health, are required to cover the special needs of children or are necessary to fulfil an administrative obligation to cooperate.

Notwithstanding §§ 3 and 4 as well as 6 to 7 AsylbLG, according to § 2 AsylbLG, the Twelfth Book of the Social Code (SGB XII) is to be applied accordingly to those persons entitled to benefits who have been staying in Germany for 18 months without significant interruption and have not themselves influenced the duration of their stay.


Information on initial facilities in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

  • Refugee situation in Schleswig-Holstein
  • State Office for Immigration and Refugees
  • Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG),
  • Act on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in The Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG).

Related Links

  • AsylbLG
  • AsylG
  • AufenthG

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