Dear Really Motivated,
Welcome back to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us.
I am surprised to hear that authorities denied any social money. Holding a Duldung, you are most probably not entitled to get Kindergeld but to receive the so-called Asylbewerberleistungen (depending on your length of stay in Germany either according to par. 3 of the “Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz”/less than 15 months or according to par. 2 - the so-called “Analogleistungen” for more than 15 months) if you are not able to cover your costs /livelihood.
However, not the the Ausländerbehörde (immigration office) is responsible for the social money. Instead you will need to approach the local “Sozialamt”.
Am I right on this, dear @mbeon-Christine?
For any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get back to us.
All the best,