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kids and family.
kids and family.
There are offers of advice aimed especially at pregnant women, future parents and couples who are going to have a child. If you are expecting a child, prenatal counseling will help clarify all questions about pregnancy and childbirth and provide support before and during pregnancy, offering medical, social and legal information. The advice can also be done in several languages and anonymously, if you prefer.
Prenatal counseling will provide you with information about these and other topics.
issues related to pregnancy and childbirth
economic and social presentations during and after pregnancy
interruption of pregnancy
the option of confidential delivery
helps for families and children
options for child care
Pregnant women who are in a conflictive situation and who are considering the voluntary termination of pregnancy have the help of the assistance service in case of conflict during pregnancy. This is one of the requirements for the termination of pregnancy within 12 weeks. The advice is anonymous, if desired. Free and carried out without establishing the outcome in advance. You can find officially recognized assistance offices in case of conflict during pregnancy www.familienplanung.de/beratung/
The Federal Mutter und Kind Schutz des ungeborenen Lebens Foundation helps pregnant women in a crisis situation quickly and without bureaucracy, through supplementary financial assistance, combined with individual counseling. Pregnant women living in poverty can receive resources from the foundation, if they do not have enough money to cover the expenses derived from pregnancy and childbirth, as well as those related to the later care and education of the child. To prove this, the prenatal counseling office assesses the economic situation. Only those who live in Germany will be able to receive benefits, present a pregnancy certificate and provided that other aid is not sufficient to cover the expenses or is not received in a timely manner. The application for financial assistance from the federal foundation Mother and Child must be submitted to a prenatal counseling office before the birth of the child.
Counseling of benefits and family assistance, churches, welfare offices, health authorities and doctors. They offer prenatal counseling and assistance in case of conflicts during pregnancy. Most counseling offers are free and can be obtained anonymously. In addition to personal advice, assistance is often offered over the Internet or by telephone.
PREGNANCY AND POSNATAL PERIOD
During pregnancy and after delivery, you have the right to be assisted by a midwife or a medical professional. As soon as you know that you are pregnant, you should go to a gynecologist every four weeks and after the 32nd week of pregnancy, every two weeks, the costs of prenatal care are covered by the health insurance.
Pregnant women who work for others enjoy special protection, protection of motherhood. This protection begins six weeks before delivery and ends eight weeks later. This protection is legally regulated in Germany. In principle, at that time, pregnant women can not work. They are kept in the workplace and at the end of the period of protection of maternity can return to exercise their work, in addition, pregnant women are not allowed to work more than eight and a half hours a day, or perform a job that involves a strong physical effort. You can find out more details by consulting your employer or one of the aforementioned counseling offices.
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Parental Leave, Parental Benefit and Subsidy for Child Care
In Germany, the state will give you support to be dedicated to the upbringing of your children. As an employee you have the right to enjoy parental leave until your child turns three years old. Parental leave offers you the opportunity to take care of your child. During parental leave you can work up to a maximum of 30 hours per week, but you are not required to do so. You keep your job and can not be fired by your employer. The father and mother, separately or jointly, can take parental leave, grandparents are also entitled to parental leave if they live with their grandchild in the same home and care for and educate the child themselves. The respective parent is still a minor or is in the last or penultimate year of a professional training that started when he was still a minor and neither of the parents requests parental permission for himself.
The application for parental leave must be submitted to the employer no later than seven weeks before the start of parental leave. As a general rule, once your parental leave is over, your employer must offer you an equivalent job.
The parental benefit is a state financial aid for those parents who take care of their children for themselves during the first 14 months of life and for this reason do not work, or do not work full time. Parents who do not have a job before birth also receive parental benefits.
Main data on parental benefit.
amounts to about two thirds of the income before birth at least 300 and at most 1800 euros
the subsidy is paid for the first 14 months after birth. The parents receive the benefit in twelve months.
If the mother and the father share the perception of the benefit and stop receiving their income, they will receive a maximum of 14 monthly payments of the benefit. In this regard, one of the parents may receive a minimum of two and a maximum of twelve months of the benefit.
Single parents or single mothers are entitled to receive parental benefits for 14 months, if they receive it as compensation for the loss of their income.
If you had not worked before the birth of your child, you can receive the minimum amount of 300 Euros of the parental benefit.
To receive the parental benefit, you must meet the following conditions
take care and educate your child yourself from birth
live with your child in the same home
Do not work more than 30 hours a week
have your address in Germany
The citizens of the Member States of the European Union and of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, are entitled to parental benefits as well as Germans, provided they work in Germany or live here. For all other foreigners applies people with a permanent residence permit can receive parental benefits. Those who hold a temporary residence permit are only entitled to these benefits if they are authorized to work in Germany or if they have already worked in Germany with authorization. Find out about the exact regulations.
The parental benefit must be requested in writing. The federal states have created offices responsible for this provision.
You can calculate the amount you will receive with a special calculator for this benefit. You can access it on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Family and the Third Age. Women and youth www.bmfsfj.de family section.
SUBVENTION FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN
If you take care of your child and do not use any other option for child care under official responsibility, you may be entitled to receive a subsidy for the care of the children. This subsidy can be received for a maximum of 22 months. It works as a continuation without interruption of the period of fourteen months of receipt of the parental benefit. Normally you are entitled to the subsidy for the care of the children from the first day of the 15th month of the child's life, until the 36th month. As of August 1, 2014, the subsidy is 150 euros per month. It is received as a cash benefit and is not subject to the payment of taxes. It is paid as a priority benefit and is computed for the purposes of payment of unemployment benefit 2, social assistance and the supplement for dependent children. The federated states have created offices in charge of this provision, which are normally found in the competent offices for parental benefit.
LIVING IN GERMANY
ENTER IN GERMANY
Demands on immigration matters.
About the regulation of conyge
German for professional purposes
INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION
Advice for adults
Advice for immigrant youth
Special programs and individualized advice
Attention to the citizen, federal immigration office
Internet as a source of information
RESIDENCE AND NATURALIZATION
Office for people belonging to the European Union
Office for people not coming from the European Union
Right of residence
Types of residence
WORK AND PROFESSION
Homologation of titles
Professional orientation, employment placement
Continuing professional training
Creation of a company and work on its own.
Housing LIVING PLACE
State aid social housing
Rentals and lease law
CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Pregnancy and protection of motherhood
Subsidy for childcare
Family benefit for dependent child
Options for child care
Dispute and crisis family violence
SCHOOL, PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY STUDIES
Types of School
Special educational support program
Requirements to access university studies
HEALTH AND PRECAUTION
Care in case of illness or accident
Care in your mother tongue
Preventive medical exams and vaccines
Health prevention and childhood vaccination
Sexually transmitted diseases assistance
Assistance in case of addictions and drug use
Assistance for disabled people
INSURANCE AND BANKS
Mandatory social security
Insurance for people and goods