25 March 2020 – Increased access to and coverage of income security benefits

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

Overview: The German Government has simplified access to basic income security benefits.

Anyone who submits an application between 1 March and 30 June 2020 and declares that they do not have substantial assets may keep any of their savings.

In addition, expenditure on housing and heating during the first six months of receipt of benefits will be recognised as appropriate at their full amount.
Full details here: https://www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/themen/corona-pandemie/finanzielle-unterstuetzung