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Parental allowance application for the Basic Parental Allowance and Parental Allowance Plus

Parents who live in Berlin must first determine which parental allowance office is responsible before applying for parental allowance. In Berlin, the respective youth welfare offices of the districts in which you live are responsible for processing applications for Basic Parental Allowance and Parental Allowance Plus. We have summarized below what else is important for you when applying for parental allowance in Berlin in the calendar year 2020.
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Parental allowance application Berlin: Free download as PDF

If you live in Berlin and would like to apply for parental allowance for your family, you can download the application form here free of charge. Additional documents will explain the forms and make it easier for you to apply for parental allowance.

Filling out the parental allowance application Berlin 2020 - our video help

The parental allowance application forms are sometimes very complicated. In our video "Elterngeldantrag Berlin - eine Ausfüllhilfe" we show you by means of an example case how to fill in the application for parental allowance.

Which parental allowance office is responsible for me in Berlin?

In Berlin there is a youth welfare office responsible for each city district, which acts as a parents' allowance office. In order to find out which parental allowance office is your contact when applying for Basic Parental Allowance or Parental Allowance Plus, you will then find a list of all youth welfare offices in the city of Berlin. Once you have found out which parental allowance office is responsible for you in Berlin, submit your forms to the respective youth welfare office in your district. We will be happy to assist you with any further questions you may have about applying for your parental allowance for the calendar year 2020 in Berlin.
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The safest way to apply for parental allowance in Berlin

Here we have compiled some useful tips from the practice to avoid unnecessary complications for you as parents when applying for Basic Parental Allowance and Parental Allowance Plus. If you consider these points before filling out your application forms for the city of Berlin, you will automatically optimize the application process to your advantage.
Our tips
  • Engage with the topic early on and try to plan the best parental allowance for your life situation
  • Optimize your income before the birth
  • Prepare the applications (parental allowance, child allowance, maternity allowance, etc.) before the birth
  • Collect all the necessary documents (documents, certificates, etc.) as soon as possible after the birth so that your applications can be submitted to the parental allowance office as soon as possible.

What do you need for the parental allowance application?

The responsible youth welfare offices/parental allowance offices in Berlin require the submission of certain forms and certificates before applying for parental allowance. The application form for Basic Parental Allowance or Parental Allowance Plus, as well as certificates of income, the birth certificate of your child, certificates from your employer and health insurance company, identification documents of the parents, and any notifications regarding ALG I and sickness benefit are required. When applying for parental allowance, please make sure that all personal data (e.g. periods, etc.) are entered correctly in the certificates, in order to create an optimal basis for applying for Basic Parental Allowance or Parental Allowance Plus at your responsible parental allowance office in Berlin.
  • Completed application form
  • Certificate of birth
  • Proof of income
  • Certificates of health insurance
  • Certificates from the employer
  • Identity cards
  • Letters of approval (recipients of ALG I, sickness benefit, etc.)
  • Passport and residence permit, if applicable
  • Income tax assessment, and much more
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Tips for the parental allowance application

1. Optimize your prenatal income Your prenatal income is decisive for the amount of your parental allowance. If you can, you should optimise this income before you apply for parental allowance.
2. Plan your period of reference Parents can assess their family situation and consider which reference variant should be used for their life situation. Compare the options and consider your needs and those of your partner, your employer, etc.
3. Prepare the applications and the required documents in the best possible way It is advantageous for you if you have a comprehensive overview of all application forms and requirements before you apply for Basic Parental Allowance and Parental Allowance Plus, so that you can then submit the necessary forms and certificates to the correct parental allowance office.

Online parental allowance application for Berlin

For the city of Berlin there is the possibility to fill out the parental allowance application online. Parents can register for this under ElterngeldDigital and then fill out their application forms. You can access practical functions such as the favorable tax treatment, additional income calculator and intelligent reference period planner with the help of the parental allowance software from Einfach Elterngeld.

FAQ: Parental allowance application Berlin

Where should I send the parental allowance application in Berlin

In Berlin, you must send your parental allowance application to the appropriate youth welfare office in your district. The youth welfare offices act as parental allowance offices in Berlin. You can find out here which of these authorities you have to register with.

Where must the parental allowance application be submitted?

If you are resident in Berlin, your parental allowance application must be submitted to your local parental allowance office in Berlin. You can find a list of all parental allowance offices here.

How long does it take to process the parental allowance application in Berlin

For the processing of the application of Basic Parental Allowance and Parental Allowance Plus you can expect about 4 weeks in Berlin. A delay is possible if documents are missing or questions arise.

Can you fill out the parental allowance application online

In the city of Berlin you can also fill out your parental allowance application online. To do so, you must register with the online platform ElterngeldDigital. Support for filling out your forms is provided by the parental allowance software from Einfach Elterngeld.

When can the parental allowance application be submitted?

You submit the parental allowance application to the responsible parental allowance office in your district of residence in Berlin from the birth of your child.

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