Families and Children

Parental Allowance

is granted to parents who care for their child themselves during the first few months of his/her life and compensates to a certain extent for the loss of income. If the parent was not in receipt of income prior to the birth of the child, he/she shall receive the minimum payment.

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Bavarian Family Allowance
(Bayerisches Familiengeld)

The Free State of Bavaria grants parents EUR 250 per month for each child in the second and third year of life, i.e. from the 13th to 36th month of life, from the third child onwards even EUR 300 per month. Parents receive the family allowance for children who are born as of October 1, 2015. 

This is a benefit for all families without regard to income or employment. Parents in Bavaria may receive the family allowance even though the child attends a daycare center or is looked after within the family.

The Bavarian Childcare Allowance
(Bayerisches Krippengeld)

relieves parents of the burden of contributions for attending a facility or daycare center sponsored according to the Bavarian Child Education and Care Act (BayKiBiG). As of January 1, 2020, they will receive a subsidy of EUR 100 per month per child for their one to two years old children - depending on the actual costs. The childcare allowance is paid only to parents whose income does not exceed a certain income limit. In addition to parents, adoptive foster parents and foster parents can also benefit from the childcare allowance.

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Bavarian State Youth Welfare Office
(Bayerisches Landesjugendamt)

The Bavarian State Youth Welfare Office (BLJA) is the administrative body responsible for regional child and youth welfare services and for their professional development.

The BLJA advises and assists the regional and local Bavarian Youth Welfare Offices. It focuses on the development of material and concepts for child and youth welfare services, the planning of assistance for children and young people, the production of reports on child and youth welfare services and the ongoing training of specialised staff. In addition to this, the BLJA assists in the protection of minors in the media and with the work of the Central Adoption Agency.