Despite the differences in the traffic light coalition on basic child security, Federal Family Minister Lisa Paus (Greens) and Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) are certain that the project will be implemented in 2025. Paus told the ARD magazine "Plusminus" that basic child security was anchored in the coalition agreement as "the central socio-political project". The credibility of the government also depends on this. There is "huge support from the population". "And that's why I'm sure: We'll make it."
Finance Minister Lindner told the ARD magazine that there were still differences. But he was also "sure that basic child security will be implemented". Many families today do not apply for the benefits to which they are entitled, for example with child allowance, because the procedure is too bureaucratic. A future simplified digital procedure would have "an incredibly great benefit" and would "trigger several billion euros in additional help for families".
For the president of the social association VdK, Verena Bentele, the project by Chancellor Olaf Scholz can no longer be treated as one topic among many that is also discussed "over coffee". In the RTL / ntv "early start" she called on the traffic light coalition to settle her dispute over basic child security at the next coalition committee. You still have hope that this can come as planned in 2025. "But of course the optimism dwindles if there is no agreement quickly."
From 2025, the child allowance and other state benefits are to be bundled in the basic child security system. Greens and FDP have been arguing about the cost of the project for weeks. Paus had registered a need of twelve billion euros because she also wants to increase services. Lindner does not want to spend any additional money, but better distribute other services for families with children.