Elterngeld is an income replacement state benefit that is available to both mothers and fathers in Germany. Parents can claim between 150 and 1800€ / month depending on a number of factors (how long they wish to claim Elterngeld for, how much income they earned before the child was born etc).
If you live in Germany, have a child who is 15 months old or younger and if you do not work because you are caring for your baby (or work less than 30 hours a week), then it's very likely you will be entitled to Elterngeld, even if:
- you have never worked in Germany
- you have never worked at all
- you are a freelancer
- you are not German
- you give birth abroad
- you just arrived in Germany
For parents who need a little more individual guidance as to what the legal framework looks like and tailored advice on how to best plan their parental leave
What you will get:
For parents who just want everything to be taken care of for them. Stress-free and efficient, this Elterngeld service is entirely customized to your needs
What you will get:
My ultimate goal is to offer expat families a unique experience that will allow them to:
- ensure they are maximizing their benefit
- follow their long-term goals
- have peace of mind knowing everything has been taken care of
I have so far helped over 300 families with their Elterngeld application. I have seen various complex cases come my way, from parents posted abroad from a German company, to parents just arriving to Germany with a baby, or parents living in Germany and giving birth abroad. This extensive experience allows me to provide excellent information and advice when it comes to your Elterngeld application.
Because there are many factors coming into play when deciding on how to apply for Elterngeld, I also inform you about Mutterschutz (maternity leave), Mutterschaftsgeld (maternity leave benefits) and Elternzeit (parental leave) when you book the medium and maxi Elterngeld packages, as well as give you some pointers as to what might be important for you to consider when making your decision.
I strive to give you the best possible outcome for your Elterngeld application, making sure you receive the highest amount of benefit possible, and that you strategize your parental leave in the best way so as not to negatively impact your professional, family and personal goals.
Most of my clients are surprised at how flexible Elterngeld actually is (from working part-time to sharing the months between the parents for a more gender-equal share of parental responsibilities) and usually come away with a refreshed view of the topic, feeling like they are making an informed decision.
I care about your application as if it was my own.