can a refugee no longer gets social benefits like monthly pay or medical etc from the government just because she’s pregnant for a german and they have done paternity and 50/50 documents considering she still lives in the camp?
asked Jan 18, 2019 in Legal advice by Grace | 1,019 views

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Hey there @Grace,

Thank you for reaching out to us again and for using the platform so actively!

May I ask - have you already received a protection status/ residence title in Germany? This affects which place is responsible for your social benefits.

Regarding your question:

  • If you live with your partner (the father), living together might be treated as a "Bedarfsgemeinschaft" by the Jobcenter, which means your financial support (ALGII, which is what you receive having a residence title) may be lowered. That is because Jobcenter considers your partner to have an income that is used to finance the household
  • Being pregnant in general is/ should not be a reason for you to not get any social benefits, quite on the contrary: once your child is born, you can apply for "Kindergeld" which is 194€ a month (child benefits) and "Elterngeld" (parental benefits). 
Here is a thread from our platform where Thorgen answered a similar case: My salary doesn't support my kids and my girlfriend - are there governmental benefits?
And here is more information by the BAMF on child benefits: ****://***.bamf.de/EN/Willkommen/KinderFamilie/Kindergeld/kindergeld-node.html
Parental allowance: ****://***.bamf.de/EN/Willkommen/KinderFamilie/Elterngeld/elterngeld-node.html
I hope these sources help! Please feel free to reach out to us again if you need any further assistance :-)
Kind regards,
answered Jan 21, 2019 by Isa
Thank you for the reply,I have not yet been granted a resident permit and I’m still living in the camp but planing to move at my boyfriend house and we are not married.so I don’t understand why the social wants him to pay back all the money I have been given since I’m in Germany and for him to be responsible for me while I thought his responsibility should be just for the child and not me please help me because I don’t understand the law
@Grace it's because you already wrote his name down as the father of your unborn child so he has to take responsibility and with that it will fasten your residents permit.
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