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Parental allowance application for basic parental allowance and parental allowance plus

You can download the forms for the application for parental allowance in Thuringia here.

In the state of Thuringia, parents must submit their applications for basic Parental allowance and parental allowance plus at the respective parental allowance offices of the districts or independent cities. Which authorities act as parental allowance offices varies greatly in Thuringia. In some counties, for example, youth welfare offices or district offices are appointed as contact persons. All possible parental allowance offices in Thuringia as well as all relevant information regarding your parental allowance application can be found summarized on this page.

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Parental allowance application Thuringia: Free download as PDF

In order for you to apply for parental allowance in the state of Thuringia, the form is available here as a free download. You will also find important information on how to apply for parental allowance as well as explanations for self-employed persons and single parents.

Parental allowance application form Thuringia - Our video filling out help

The parental allowance application forms are sometimes very complicated. In our video “Parental allowance application form Thuringia – video on how to fill it out”, we show you how to complete the parental allowance application using an example case.

Which parental allowance office is responsible for me in Thuringia?

In Thuringia, the counties and independent cities are responsible for reviewing your application for parental allowance. In each district and in each independent city, a defined authority is appointed as the parental allowance office. You can find a complete list of all parental allowance offices with contact addresses of the counties and independent cities under the following link. We will be happy to assist you if you have any further questions regarding your application forms and your entitlement to basic parental allowance and parental allowance plus in Thuringia.

Here you will find information about the Parental allowance office Thuringia.

The safest way to apply for parental allowance in Thuringia

To avoid unnecessary complications for you as parents when applying for parental allowance, we have put together some useful practical tips. These tips can help you to make the application process at your parental allowance office in Thuringia easier.


Our Tips


  1. Deal with the topic early and try to plan the best parental allowance for your life situation
  2. Optimize their income before the birth
  3. Prepare the applications (parental allowance, child benefit, maternity leave payment, etc.) already before the birth
  4. After the birth, gather all the required documents (proofs, certificates, etc.) as soon as possible so that your applications can be submitted to the parental allowance office as soon as possible.

What all do you need for the parental allowance application?

If you plan to apply for parental allowance in the state of Thuringia to provide financial support while caring for your child, you should familiarize yourself with the requirements and applications in advance. In addition to the actual application form, your responsible parental allowance office also expects certificates of your previous employment or income, your child’s birth certificate, documents from your employer and health insurance company, identification documents of the parents, and any existing ALGI or sickness compensation notices. Check your parental allowance application for completeness and correctness of all personal certificates and forms to avoid severe delays during the application process in connection with your responsible parental allowance office.

  • Completed application form
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of income
  • Certificates from the health insurance company
  • Certificates from the employer
  • Identity cards
  • Approval notices (recipients of ALG I, sickness compensation, etc.)
  • passport and residence permit, if applicable
  • Income tax notice, etc..

Tips for the parental allowance application

  • 1. Optimize your prenatal income The amount of your parental allowance is based on your prenatal income. Try to optimize your prenatal income with regard to parental allowance.
  • 2. Plan your reference period Every family situation is different. Think carefully about which reference option is best for your life situation. Compare alternatives and consider your needs/ideas and those of your partner, employer, etc.
  • 3. Prepare the applications and the required documents in the best possible way Get an overview of all the required certificates and documents for the parental allowance application in Thuringia to make it easier to fill out the forms and optimize the application process at the parental allowance office.

Online parental allowance application for Thuringia

The state of Thuringia also offers an online application for your applications via the nationwide platform ElterngeldDigital. Here you can enter your data and save your interim status at any time in order to continue the application for basic parental allowance or parental allowance plus at a later date.

In addition to the online application, the Parental Allowance Software from Einfach-Elterngeld. Here you can use useful functions such as the favorability test, additional earnings calculator and intelligent reference period planner.

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