A higher children’s allowance, more money for education and for Single parents: The Federal government wants to with the “Strong families act” low-income earners with children to support. The law is to be decided on Wednesday by the Cabinet, Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey, and the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil, want to introduce it to a Meeting with students and parents in Berlin.

Among other things, the children’s allowance should be increased so that it covers together with the children’s money to the average demand in the amount of the subsistence minimum, the tax is free. The Reform is in two stages 1 July 2019 and the 1. January 2020 grab.

The education and participation package is to be increased, among other things, the amount of the facilities with school supplies. Own shares during the school Lunches and school transport are to be omitted. The Changes on 1. August 2019.

“almost real satire”

The German child protection Association, the project was criticized as inadequate. The “Strong families act” was “primarily a Strong-bureaucracy-law,” said Association President Heinz Hilgers, the editors ‘ network Germany (RND). “Many poor children will also be covered in the future through the grate and continue to live in poverty.”

The new rules were “so complicated, that child allowance and the education and participation package are even more legitimate for only a small part of the claim,” said Hilgers. It was “almost a real-life” to speak at such small improvements of a law for strong families.


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