elterngeld services

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

 

Basic Elterngeld Package

85€


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:

  • Information sheets on Mutterschaftsgeld (maternity leave benefits), Elternzeit (parental leave) and Elterngeld (parental leave benefits)
  • Elterngeld application forms for your town / district
  • List of supporting documents to provide
  • Address where to send your application
  • Elterngeld FAQ
  • A one-hour consultation (either by phone, Skype or in-person - depending on current social distancing rules) to explain the Elterngeld system and how it ties with the Elternzeit, as well as discussing the best strategy for you as a family

85€

Premium Elterngeld Package

169 / 199€*


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:

  • Information sheets on Mutterschaftsgeld (maternity leave benefits), Elternzeit (parental leave) and Elterngeld (parental leave benefits)
  • Elterngeld application forms for your town / district
  • List of supporting documents to provide
  • Address where to send your application
  • Elterngeld FAQ
  • A one-hour consultation (either by phone, Skype or in-person - depending on current social distancing rules) to explain the Elterngeld system and how it ties with the Elternzeit, as well as discussing the best strategy for you as a family
  • Support with filling the Elterngeld application form according to your wishes
  • Support with the authorities of the Elterngeldstelle where required (per phone or email) until your case is accepted

*169€ for one parent

199€ for both parents



What is the process?

  1. Contact me to tell me which package you are interested in
  2. For the Mini Package, you will receive the documents by email together with your invoice within 72 hours.
  3. For the Medium Package, I will send you some time slots for the call or meeting. During the consultation I will lay out the legal framework around parental leave for you and we will discuss what the best possible plan for your family could / should be. Afterwards, you will receive an email with all of the documents listed above, as well as your invoice and any additional information or contacts we may have discussed during our consultation.
  4. For the Maxi Package, I will send you some time slots for the call or meeting. During the consultation I will lay out the legal framework around parental leave for you and we will discuss what the best possible plan for your family could / should be. Afterwards, you will receive an email with all of the documents listed above, as well as instructions for your very own Elterngeld application, your invoice and any additional information or contacts we may have discussed during our consultation. If the Elterngeld authorities come back to you with any questions, just send me a scan of the letter and I will help you respond!

Benefits of the Elterngeld service packages

  • Ensure you know all the ins and outs of the legal framework surrounding the Elternzeit and Elterngeld
  • Maximise the amount of Elterngeld you can claim
  • Be able to discuss your individual situation and gather advice based on your circumstances
  • Benefit from my experience with hundreds of Elterngeld cases
  • Know exactly which documents you need to prepare, ensuring a quick and smooth process
  • Ability to have someone take over the contact with the authorities where needed


Why work with me?

 

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.


Check out my group workshops

Baby Paperwork 101

35€ per person

50€ per couple


What we will cover: 

  • Kindergeld
  • Elternzeit / Elterngeld
  • Mutterschutz / Mutterschaftsgeld
  • Health insurance
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Immigration
  • Father declaration / custody rights declaration

How to find a Kita in Berlin

25€ per person

40€ per couple


What we will cover:

  • Kitagutschein
  • Various types of childcare
  • How to best plan your parental leave
  • How to best conduct your search
  • Alternatives if you don't find a Kita


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