In the federal states of Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony and Thuringia, the parental allowance can also be applied for directly online. The processing time varies between two and eight weeks, depending on how busy the parental allowance office is. After that, nothing stands in the way of the baby break with an income subsidy from the state.
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