25 March 2020 – Compensated people for wage loss due to child care

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Government will provide income compensation for people who have to look after their own children because of school or daycare closures and cannot go to work.

The compensation will cover 67 percent of a person’s ordinary monthly income up to 2,016 euros for up to six weeks. The payment will be made by a person’s employer who can apply for reimbursement from the state authority.

To qualify, a parent must have to look after children under 12 years of age because care cannot be guaranteed elsewhere and the parent’s flexitime or overtime credits must have already been exhausted.
Full details here: https://www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/themen/corona-pandemie/finanzielle-unterstuetzung