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Maintenance advance Approval

The maintenance advance is a help for single parents. If the maintenance advance is granted, the child's maintenance entitlements in the amount of the maintenance advance paid shall be transferred to the State, which recovers the cash benefits paid from the dependent parent and, if necessary, recovers them from the parent liable for maintenance. The competent authority shall first submit the proposal.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the county-free city.

Requirements

  • the child has not yet reached the age of 12
  • the parent with whom the child lives is single, widowed or divorced or lives permanently separated from his spouse
  • the other parent with whom the child does not live pays no maintenance or only partial or irregular maintenance or the child does not receive sufficient orphan's remuneration after the death of the dependent parent

New from 01.07.2017:

Children from the age of 12 until the age of 18 are also entitled under the above conditions if:

  • the child does not receive benefits under SGB II or the maintenance benefit can prevent the child's need for help, or
  • the caring parent has income of at least EUR 600, with the exception of child benefit.

Which documents are required?

  • Birth certificate of the child
  • identity card or passport or Residence permit
  • Confirmation of reporting or Registration register information
  • Divorce judgment if necessary
  • if necessary, written confirmation of the separated life by a lawyer
  • if applicable, a certificate of paternity recognition or a judgment on the paternity assessment
  • if applicable, a decision or a document on the amount of the maintenance obligation (maintenance title)
  • Income certificates such as child benefit, half-orphan's pension, maintenance payments
  • for children aged 15 and over who no longer attend a general education school, as well as proof of income (work or training contract, salary certificates, proof of income from property, etc.)

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Benefits are granted retroactively for a maximum of one month. Advance maintenance is paid up to the age of 18.

Applications / forms

Maintenance advance must be requested in writing by the single parent.
You can download the maintenance advance application to your computer and fill it out on your PC. You can then send the signed application to the appropriate body. For children aged 12 and over, the supplementary sheet must also be completed and attached to the application together with the signed leaflet.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Jugend

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Annette Hilbers
Telephone: 05931 44-2434
Room:
F 434
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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