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Conditions for owning a car

As a recipient of unemployment benefit II, you are generally allowed to own a motor vehicle if it is appropriate.

Reasonable means that the value of the car is within the legally regulated asset limits for unemployment benefit II recipients. Whether your car is considered appropriate, check the benefit administrators in the job center when applying for unemployment benefits.

If you have any questions, our telephone customer service will be happy to help.

Costs that you incur for your car (such as fuel costs, tax, repairs, etc.) are not taken over by the job center or are to be borne by yourself within the framework of your standard benefits.

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