Mothers and fathers are entitled to claim parental benefits as soon as their child is born. Your local Elterngeldstelle [parental benefits office] will assist you with all matters. We will automatically send you all necessary certificates.

More details

  • The parental benefits offices offer telephone services in English. Find out more on https://www.elterngeld.net/beratung.html
  • The brochure "Parental Allowance, Parental Allowance Plus and Parental Leave" published by the Federal Ministery for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth provides you with detailed information about the legal regulations:

"Parental Allowance, Parental Allowance Plus and Parental Leave"