Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration

Kids & Family Child Benefit

The state supports families in raising children with child benefit (Kindergeld). The child benefit is paid by the Familienkasse (Family Office), regardless of income.

Child Benefit – Hamburg Welcome Portal

Who can receive Child Benefit?

  • Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
  • Citizens of Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Morocco, Montenegro, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, who work in a position liable for social insurance contributions or receive unemployment or sickness benefit.
  • Citizens of other countries with an unlimited residence permit or a residence permit with a permission to work without restriction.
  • Recognised Refugees and persons admitted for asylum.

Note: Only one person can ever receive child benefit for the one and same child. It is paid to parents, grandparents or foster parents.

The tax identification number of the person entitled to child benefit as well as the child’s tax identification number is required for the application. This is to ensure that the child benefit is paid only once for each child.

How much is Child Benefit?

With effect from January 2018, child benefit will be paid monthly in the following amounts:

  • for the first two children 194 Euro each
  • for the third child 200 Euro
  • for every further child 225 Euro

When does my entitlement to Child Benefit end?

Normally, the payment of child benefit ends at the end of the month in which the child reaches the 18th birthday. Under certain conditions, the child benefit can be paid until the age of 25, if and as long as the child is in school education, vocational training or higher education or earnestly seeks for a vocational training / study.

Information and Application

You can apply for child benefit online (only in German) or at the local Familienkasse

Familienkasse Nord
Nagelsweg 9
20097 Hamburg
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
For employed persons additionally Thursday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Phone: 0800 4 5555 30 (free of charge)

Post Address:
Familienkasse Nord, 20069 Hamburg