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

Parents who live in Hamburg can submit their parental allowance application to one of the 7 district offices in Hamburg. The following information will tell you which of these parental allowance offices you have to apply to. The city of Hamburg also offers you the possibility to fill out your application online via the digital platform ElterngeldDigital. Einfach Elterngeld has also summarized all the important tips for applying for Basic Parental Allowance and Parental Allowance Plus in the city of Hamburg for the calendar year 2020.
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Parental allowance application Hamburg: Free download as PDF

As parents living in Hamburg, would you like to apply for parental allowance? Here you can download the form for your application free of charge. You will find important explanations of the application forms in the additional information sheets.

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

The parental allowance application forms are sometimes very complicated. In our video "Elterngeldantrag Hamburg - 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 Hamburg?

In the federal state of Hamburg, the parental allowance offices of the 7 district offices are responsible for your parental allowance application. You can access the addresses of all the parental allowance offices in Hamburg by clicking on the following link and thus find out which office you have to submit your parental allowance application to. Should you need further clarification regarding certificates, periods or other questions regarding parental allowance in Hamburg, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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The safest way to apply for parental allowance in Hamburg

For an optimal process when applying for parental allowance, we recommend all parents to pay attention to the following points. By taking the practical tips into account, you will simplify the process of filling in the application forms and keep track of the whole process. In addition, you will prevent incorrect or missing certificates and increase the chances of a speedy processing by the parental allowance office.
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?

Before applying for Basic Parental Allowance or Parental Allowance Plus, you should read the required certificates, which must be submitted in addition to the actual application form. In addition to the application for parental allowance, your responsible parental allowance office in Hamburg requires the following documents: Proof of income of the parents, the birth certificate of your child, documents from your employer and health insurance company, identification documents of the parents as well as any notifications regarding ALGI, sickness benefit, etc. It is important that all notifications and data you submit to the parental allowance office of your district in Hamburg are complete and correct.
  • 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 To increase your parental allowance, we recommend that parents strengthen their prenatal income. Your actual entitlement to parental allowance is derived from the level of your prenatal income.
2. Plan your period of reference You must decide for yourself and your family which reference variant is appropriate for your situation. Compare the different options, taking into account your individual family constellation and any restrictions imposed by your employer.
3. Prepare the applications and the required documents in the best possible way Good preparation makes it easier for you to apply for parental allowance in Hamburg. Therefore, even before the birth of your child, get a good overview of the certificates and forms that your parental allowance office expects in addition to your parental allowance application.

Online parental allowance application for Hamburg

In the federal state of Hamburg, parents can also process their application for Parental Allowance or Parental Allowance Plus online. For this purpose, registration on the ElterngeldDigital platform is required. The processing status can be saved as desired and continued at a later time. However, a digital transfer to the parental allowance offices in Hamburg is not planned. Parents must print out the digital application, sign it and send it by post to the responsible parental allowance office. If you would like to take advantage of functions such as the favourable tax treatment, additional income calculator and intelligent reference period planner, you can use the practical parental allowance software from Einfach Elterngeld.

FAQ: Parental allowance application Hamburg

Where should I send the parental allowance application in Hamburg

Responsible for the parental allowance application in Hamburg are the 7 parental allowance offices of the district offices. If you state your place of residence in the online application, you will automatically be assigned to the appropriate authority. You can find a list of all parental allowance offices of the city of Hamburg here.

Where must the parental allowance application be submitted?

If you are resident in the city of Hamburg, you must submit the parental allowance application to the appropriate parental allowance office at your district office. Here you can find your responsible parental allowance office.

How long does it take to process an application for parental allowance in Hamburg

You can expect about 4 weeks for the processing of the application for basic parental allowance and parental allowance in the city of Hamburg. Delays can occur in case of missing documents or in case of further inquiries.

Can you fill out the parental allowance application online

Parents in the federal state of Hamburg can also process the parental allowance application online. However, this is not transmitted digitally, but must be sent by post to the responsible authority. You can find help with your parental allowance application with the practical parental allowance software from Einfach Elterngeld.

When can the parental allowance application be submitted?

From the time your child is born, parents in Hamburg have the opportunity to submit an application for parental allowance.

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