Starting in 2023, the child benefit will be raised to 250 euros per child and thus the differentiation for the first, second and third child will be abolished. Families with lower incomes can apply for the child allowance in addition to the child benefit. This allowance will also be increased to a maximum of 250 euros from January 2023. The amount paid depends on income.
The Düsseldorf Table is a recommendation for the maintenance needs of persons entitled to support and is based on the net income of the person obliged to pay alimony and the age of the child. This table is regularly adjusted and updated. The needs rates will also be adjusted in 2023. Thus, the maintenance requirement for children up to 5 years of age is 404 euros, for children between 6 and 11 years of age it is 464 euros, for children up to 17 years of age it is 543 euros and for children from 18 years of age it is 569 euros.
The minimum maintenance for underage children will be adjusted in 2023, which will also change the payment amount of the maintenance advance in the three age categories up to the age of 17. Depending on the age of the children, this will be 279 euros (0-5 years), 339 euros (6-11 years), and 418 euros (12-17 years).
The standard needs of the new citizen's income will be increased from the beginning of 2023. Single people will now receive 502 euros a month, couples in a joint household 451 euros each, and non-working adults under 25 in a parental household 402 euros. The standard need for children is between 318 and 420 euros, depending on their age.
The basic tax allowance is the amount up to which no taxes are imposed - the minimum standard of living remains tax-free. In 2023 it will rise to 10,908 euros (in 2022 it was 10,347 euros). The child allowance will be raised to 6024 euros.
The legal minimum wage was adjusted in October 2022 and is now 12 euros per working hour.
With the changes in the Housing Benefit Act 2023, more people are eligible - in special cases also students, and the subsidy for the net rent is increased.
In the free statutory family insurance the income limit in 2023 is 485 euros or 520 euros for marginally employed persons in a mini-job.