I would like to know If I can get Arbeitslosengeld II and Kindergeld if my husband doesn't earn much? I don't work need to look after my two children who are 1 and 5 years old only my husband work and I also want to make an integration course.
asked Aug 26 in Money by Jeddy

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Dear @Jeddy

Welcome back to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us again. 

If you hold a valid residence permit (better to say the applicant for the Kindergeld), you are entitled to receive Kindergeld. The Kindergeld is independent of the work income/salary. In case your husband does not earn enough to cover your basic costs of living, he may apply for "Arbeitslosengeld 2" (unemployment money) at the jobcenter or asylum seekers benefits (while holding a so-called "Aufenthaltsgestattung" or "Duldung"). Please be aware that the Kindergeld will be considered in the overall calculations by the jobcenter as well  - they will even oblige you to apply for Kindergeld as soon as you apply for unemployment money ("vorrangige Leistung"). 

Does this answer your question? If not or not fully, please don't hesitate to get back to us again. 

All the best, 

Meike

answered Aug 28 by Meike
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