Munich offers special payments for students who start school for the first time or change from a primary school to a secondary school.
In addition to the statutory flat rate for school supplies, Munich city council provides a voluntary special payment.
Students attending their first school in Munich or going to a secondary school (middle school, junior high school, grammar school, comprehensive school) can receive this service.
In order to qualify, applicants must already receive benefits from SGB II, SGB XII, or Asylum Seekers Benefit Act (AsylbLG).
A confirmation from the school that the child will be attending school for the first time or transferring to a secondary school.
An information letter or current decision from the Munich job center if you draw the unemployment benefit II.
There are no application fees for this program.
How does the special payment work?
Students are eligible for a payment of 103€ for the statutory school supplies at the beginning of the school year. A payment of 51.50€ will be made in the second half of the school year.
Additionally, the City of Munich offers a school start fee as a voluntary benefit to students who start school.
It is intended for many purchases such as stationery, paint boxes, workbooks, etc.
Who receives the special payment?
Those who are entitled to subsistence benefits under SGB II, SGB XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG), who attend school for the first time in Munich or switch to secondary school (middle school, junior high school, grammar school or comprehensive school) receive the special payment.
How do you get the special payment?
When the special payment is requested, you will receive it in cash at the checkout counter of your responsible social community center. A transfer to your account is also possible if you request.
Applications can be submitted until October 31st of the current year.
Please contact your local social center to begin the application process. Make sure to carry all the required documents with you when you get there.
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