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Family benefits 2023

More child benefit and further relief for families


Noticeable relief for families in 2023

The financial aids decided by the Federal Government relieve purposefully families with children, because they are particularly affected by the risen living and energy costs.

From January 2023, parents will receive 250 euros per month in child benefit for each child. Families with low incomes are entitled to a child supplement of up to 250 euros per month. In detail, the following new regulations apply from January 1, 2023.

Relief for families with children

Where can we find help and advice?

  • It remains important to save energy. The most important measure to absorb price increases is therefore: use energy sparingly! But what can you personally do to reduce consumption in your own household? The Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen offers extensive information and advice on its Internet portal. If money is tight, you can find tips on how to save. This checklist helps when there's not enough money to pay the gas or electricity bill. Answers to frequently asked questions about gas apportionment, price jumps and ways to help are summarized in the FAQ on the gas crisis. If you would like advice - in person, online, or by phone - feel free to contact the Service Center.
  • For detailed information on how to benefit from the energy flat rate, visit this website of the Consumer Center.
  • If you have debts or serious payment problems, contact the debt counseling in North Rhine-Westphalia directly. The experienced counselors will help you. You can find a local counseling center via the portal Through this portal, you can also find offers for online counseling.

More informationLinks for further reading

About the legal new regulations starting from January 2023 the Federal Government on its Internet side informs.


The most important measures in the third relief package are offered by this website of the federal government.

A general overview of financial benefits for families is provided by the page "All applications from A to Z" on the Familienportal.NRW.