Parental allowance was introduced 15 years ago and is an income replacement benefit of around 67 percent of the income before the birth of a child. It amounts to a minimum of 300 euros and a maximum of 1,800 euros per month and is paid to the caring parent for up to twelve months after the birth of the child. In addition to the parental allowance, both parents are entitled to a total of three years of parental leave, which, however, is not paid.
Thuringia: Left-wing parliamentary group for improvements in parental allowance
Erfurt (dpa/th) - The left-wing parliamentary group sees a need for improvement in federal parental allowance for families.