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One-off benefit when taking in a foster child

One-off allowances or subsidies may be granted, in particular, for the initial furnishing of a foster home, for important personal occasions and for holiday and holiday trips of the child or young person.

Process flow

No applications are required for the aid for the initial furnishing of the dwelling and clothing.

The amounts are paid out with the first payment of the monthly lump sums.

For the initial equipment of infants, an informal application is sufficient. You can submit the application digitally via the online service "pflegekinderwesen-digital" using the form "Informal applications".

The flat-rate benefits may vary depending on the law of the federal states or the implementation guidelines of the federal states. Seek advice from your local youth welfare office or foster child service.

Who should I contact?

The local youth welfare office


Existing care relationship of full-time care,

If applicable, permission for full-time care according to §44 SGB VIII.

Which documents are required?


What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

The processing by the Youth Welfare Office can take some time

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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