Bürgergeld is to replace Hartz IV.
What has the Ampel coalition agreed in the coalition agreement regarding citizen benefits?
The coalition agreement between the SPD, Greens and FDP comprises 177 pages. One of the points: the so-called
, which is intended to replace Hartz IV. "Officially, Hartz IV was already known as basic security or unemployment benefit II. But now there is a new name and new rules," as the German Press Agency (dpa) wrote on the occasion of the coalition agreement on the planned citizen benefits. Nothing is written in the contract about the amount of this new state benefit, as
reported at the same time. The standard rate for the new citizens' money does not rise more than planned *, wrote
on November 24th accordingly.
At least there is nothing about this in the coalition agreement.
However, according to the report, a further training allowance of 150 euros, for example, is provided in addition to the standard rate.
"Those who do further training receive 150 euros a month on top of the standard rate," says the report on
among other things.
Bürgergeld should replace Hartz IV - what is in the coalition agreement?
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As dpa describes, for example, the citizens' money should be
in the first two reference years
without checking the property or the apartment.
Even during the Corona crisis, it was not checked how big the apartment of those affected is and whether they have savings of more than 60,000 euros, according to dpa.
In future, as the report goes on to say, the following should generally apply: Anyone who is covered by the citizens' allowance should not have to worry about the savings and the housing situation for the time being.
Those who apply for the new citizens' allowance can “no longer be forced to move so quickly by the job center,” writes
among other things.
"In the first two years of receiving citizen benefits, we grant benefits without crediting the assets and recognize the appropriateness of the apartment," says the coalition agreement.
For the time after that, the protective capacity should be increased, the daily mirror continues.
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Overall, the welfare state should become “more citizen-friendly, more transparent and less bureaucratic,” dpa also quotes from the coalition agreement with regard to citizen money - everything should therefore be easier and as digital as possible.
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