Schoolchildren under the age of 25 who attend a general or vocational school receive an allowance for school supplies (e.g. writing utensils, books, etc.). If pupils under 25 years of age live in their community of need, the benefit is automatically transferred to you at the beginning of each school semester together with your regular ALG II benefits.
In addition, other so-called "benefits for education and participation (BuT)" can be applied for from the City of Dortmund. These include, for example, subsidies for school trips and lunch. Further information and application options are available on the website of the City of Dortmund.