Corona is forcing more and more people to the office: number of housing benefit applications is exploding

housing benefit to tenants and owners with low incomes. Always more Concerned to apply the tools such as the "mirror" reported. The Bavarian state capital o

Corona is forcing more and more people to the office: number of housing benefit applications is exploding

housing benefit to tenants and owners with low incomes. Always more Concerned to apply the tools such as the "mirror" reported.

The Bavarian state capital of Munich about recorded accordingly in March, a Request for increase of 50 percent. The metropolis has the highest Rents in Germany.

Plus 166 percent in Cologne, Germany

Germany's largest city, Cologne fourth, the application number was even more dramatic after the above: From March 2019 to March 2020, the value increased from 473 to 1259 cases. This is an increase of 166 percent. A spokeswoman for the city said, according to the report, the massive increase in let "a connection to the Coronavirus close".

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Düsseldorf recorded an increase of around 67 percent. There, the value increased in March by about 900 requests in the previous year to approximately 1500 applications.

Frankfurt am Main the trend has continued in April. In the current month, the living would have increased money claims "immense," it says. Detail figures are not yet available.

housing benefit reform at the beginning of the year number of Beneficiaries increases

Also, the new länder are not immune to the development. In the Leipzig , the number rose in March at 2367 applications. In the same month last year, it was only 1430 cases.

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however, It would be short-sighted to make for the development of only the Corona-crisis. Since January 2020, more households can apply for assistance. Therefore, many municipalities reported since the beginning of the year, a rising number of housing benefit applications.

housing benefit is increasing from 2021

just this week, the German Bundestag decided to increase the housing allowance from next year. The reason: 2021 climate protection measures, the Heating with Oil and Gas more expensive. Households will receive an average of around 15 Euro more per month. The Federal Council has yet to agree. Which is hardly a tenant knows... Our PDF guide to inform you about your rights and obligations as a tenant and explains to brake the Rental price.To the PDF guide

Specifically, the law provides for a budget proportional to the size of the component. "With the beginning of the CO2-price for sectors of transport and heat discharge in respect of the housing benefit households from 1 to. January 2021 to be made“, - stated in the law, which was adopted with the votes of all the groups except for the FDP. The liberals abstained in the vote.

665.000 households benefit from the Reform of

The funds for housing allowance, which share the Federation and the Länder for the half, to be increased by 120 million euros a year. The measure will benefit, according to an estimate by the Federal government in 2021, about 665.000 households. Everything about the development of the Corona-crisis

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The housing allowance is a social benefit, to help low-income citizens in the Brace of the rental cost or the expenses for Living in your own four walls. The amount depends on your income, household size, and rental or housing costs. Housing allowance is granted in accordance with section 22 of the WoGG only on request. The responsible housing authorities of the municipality, city, County, or district administration.

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Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 06:27

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