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Information on the citizen's income from 01 January 2023

December 06, 2022

On January 1, 2023, the citizen's income will replace the basic income support.

If you currently receive benefits from the Jobcenter, you do not need to make a separate or new application. They receive automatically the higher rule set paid out.

Even if you have already made an application and you at the present time still no notice, the adjustment takes place automatically (the dispatch of the notices takes place in the first week of January 2023).

The monthly standard rate increases to:

Single or single parents502 €
Couples (per partner) in the BG*, if both are of age451 €
18- to 24-year-olds in the BG* of parents402 €
14- to 17-Jährige in the BG*420 €
Kinder von sechs bis 13 Jahren348 €
Kinder bis fünf Jahre318 €


The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) as well as the Federal Employment Agency provide information on their pages about the citizen's income.

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