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Children's leisure bonus: Which families get the money - and when does it flow?


Many families with low incomes will receive a one-off support of 100 euros per child from August 1st. However, some have to apply for the money first.

Many families with low incomes will receive a one-off support of 100 euros per child from August 1st.

However, some have to apply for the money first.

From August

, families with low incomes will receive an extra payment of 100 euros per child, the so-called

children's leisure bonus.

The bonus can be used for vacation, sports and leisure activities.

The money is given to families with underage children * and adolescents who

are dependent


Hartz IV


housing benefit


for example


The leisure bonus is part of the "Corona catch-up program" with which the federal and state governments want to at least mitigate the long-term consequences of the long restrictions in education and leisure for children and young people.

With Hartz IV, entitlement to housing benefit or child allowance

Specifically, the children's leisure bonus is intended for families who

 are dependent


Hartz IV

, who are entitled to 

housing benefit


child allowance

 or who


benefits under the 

Asylum Seekers Benefits Act

, as the German Press Agency (dpa) described.

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Who has to apply for the children's leisure bonus?

Automatically, i.e. without an application, the money goes to those families who



child allowance

, as BR Online reports.

Because they are already known as beneficiaries at the family benefits office.

The money also automatically goes to families who


Hartz IV benefits


benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act


supplementary support for living under the Federal Pension Act


Families who


housing benefit


social assistance


but no child allowance

received, however, would have to submit an application.

“It can be made informally, so it does not have to meet any special requirements.

However, the families must prove that they will receive housing benefit or social assistance in August 2021.

You can do that with a copy of the approval notification, ”informs

The report goes on to say: “Those who have to submit an application send it to their relevant family benefits office.

Your address is on the notification for child benefit. ”The Family Benefits Office of the Federal Employment Agency has also made a corresponding form available on its website, where you can find information about what you may need to enclose as proof of such an application.

You can also

find out

more information about the children's leisure bonus


When is the children's leisure bonus paid out?

For those families who



child allowance

and therefore do not have to submit their own application, the

child leisure



according to BR Online in August after the child allowance has been paid.

For those who have to submit an application, the money will flow “from August at the earliest.

It may also be transferred later, when the application has been processed. ”If the parents are separated, the money will be transferred to the parent who



child benefit


(ahu) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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