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Payments to Ukrainians in Germany will be increased: who will receive it and how much

Due to inflation, the German Employment Center is reviewing financial assistance for the unemployed. These changes will also affect Ukrainian refugees.

Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland reports on the change in the amount of payments to Ukrainian refugees.

Refugees from Ukraine in Germany already receive financial assistance. Starting in 2023, the amount of payments to those who need it is planned to increase.

Ukrainians who need financial support will receive 50 euros more.

Unemployment benefits will be increased for Ukrainian refugees in Germany / Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

Who can get money and how much

  • single adults or single parents – 502 euros (currently they receive 449 euros);

  • the rest of the adult Ukrainians – 451 euros (currently they receive 404 euros);

  • children aged 14 to 17 years – 420 euros (now – 376 euros);

  • children aged 6 to 13 years – 348 euros (now – 311 euros);

  • children under 5 years old – 318 euros (now – 285 euros).

The rate of payments to refugees in Germany is planned to be adjusted from January 1, 2023 due to inflation.

Changes for those who has status

Ukrainian refugees who received help to find housing in the spring of 2022 have received a new legal status since June 1, 2022. They were covered by Hartz IV basic unemployment benefits. It is appointed by the Employment Center (Jobcenter).

The amount of unemployment benefits will be revised due to inflation / Photo by Campaign Creators on Unsplash

It is noted that Germany will review the amount of unemployment benefits for local residents. Citizens of Ukraine who have the status of temporary protection will also be subject to these changes.

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*Main photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash



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