Maternity Allowance

In Germany, maternity allowance is paid to female employees to raise their children (housewives are not entitled to it). It will be provided for six weeks before giving birth by the employer, and for eight weeks after having given birth by the health insurer. Please give your employer appropriate notice of the forthcoming event.

To apply for maternity allowance in good time before giving birth, you need to present written confirmation from the attending midwife or gynecologist about the likely date of birth. After your child is born, you need to hand in a copy of the birth certificate.

Child Allowance

is paid at least up to the age of 18. This will be extended up to the age of 25 if the child is still attending school, professional education, or studying.

You can apply for child allowance at the responsible Family Benefits Office. It is possible to receive the child allowance together with your pay.

For more information given by the Federal Employment Office click here.

Child Care in Berlin

One of the challenges of moving to a new city is finding child care. This information sheet is designed to assist NeuroCure scientists who may not yet be familiar with the pre-school child care options available in Berlin.

For detailed information please visit the following website:

NeuroCure/Child Benefits