Child Benefit Calculator 2022

With our child benefit calculator you can quickly and easily calculate your child benefit entitlement

Child benefit parents receive regardless of their income or employment situation and represents Germany’s tax support for families. In our article “Apply for child benefit” we explain everything important on the subject of eligibility requirements, application, etc.

Calculate child benefit
Explanation
*Counting children ("Zählkinder") are natural children for whom you do not receive child benefit yourself.
Example
The Müller family is expecting a child in November 2022. The father already has two biological children from a previous relationship, but he does not receive child benefit for them. For the child born in November 2022, he applies for child benefit because his two older children are taken into account as so-called counting children ("Zählkinder"), which means that his child benefit entitlement for his third child is 225€ instead of 219€ per month.

The child benefit calculator from Einfach Elterngeld

This is how our child benefit calculator works

The amount of child benefit is determined by the number of children for whom the claimant is entitled.

You are entitled to child benefit if

  • your child is under 18 years of age (under certain conditions, you can also apply for and receive child benefit for children who are of age),
  • you regularly care for your child and he or she lives in your household (this also applies to stepchildren, grandchildren or foster children) and
  • Your place of residence is in Germany, another EU country, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland. Learn more on the page “Apply for child benefit”.

 

In our child benefit calculator, you first select how many children you expect due to your pregnancy, and in the second step, for how many children you are already entitled.

 

If you then click on the “Calculate child benefit” button, your (expected) monthly child benefit entitlement will be output.

Tip:

If you already have natural children, these may be taken into account as so-called counted children (“Zählkind”) in the amount of the child benefit entitlement for another child.

 

Example:

The Müller family is expecting a child in November 2022. The father already has two biological children from a previous relationship, but he does not receive child benefit for them. For the child born in November 2022, he applies for child benefit because his two older children are taken into account as so-called counting children, which means that his child benefit entitlement for his third child is 225€ instead of 219€ per month.

Child benefit increases of the past

The amount of the child benefit is regularly adjusted by the federal government. It is based on the report on the minimum subsistence level and is intended to ensure that the child’s minimum subsistence level is exempt from income tax.

This table provides an overview of the child benefit adjustments in recent years:

Amount // Year
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Amount // Year
for the 1st and 2nd child each
2016
190€
2017
192€
2018
194€
2019
194€, respectively 204€ (from 07/2020)
2020
204€
2021
219€
Amount // Year
for the third child
2016
196€
2017
198€
2018
200€
2019
200€, respectively 210€ (from 07/2020)
2020
210€
2021
225€
Amount // Year
for each additional child
2016
221€
2017
223€
2018
225€
2019
225€, respectively 235€ (from 07/2020)
2020
235€
2021
250€

Notice:

The federal government elected in 2021 has agreed in its coalition agreement (agreement between the Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands (SPD), BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN and the Freien Demokraten (FDP)) to reform child benefits.

 

The aim is to introduce a so-called new basic child benefit. In our article on the new basic child benefit we take up the plans and explain the consequences for parents.

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