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Child Benefit Cancellation

Child benefit cancellation

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Streamline Your Child Benefit Termination with Our Service!

Navigating the complexities of terminating your German child benefits while residing abroad can be daunting. That’s where we come in. Our service is designed to make the process seamless and hassle-free, particularly if you don’t speak German or have already left the country.
Here’s why our service is the ideal choice for you:

  • Expert Assistance: Our experienced team provides guidance and support throughout the termination process. We understand the requirements, documentation, and necessary steps, to ensure a smooth experience for you.
  • Convenient Online Process: Say goodbye to international mail hassles. Our user-friendly online platform allows you to quickly initiate and manage your child benefits termination from anywhere in the world. No more waiting or mailing delays.
  • Secure and Reliable: We handle your documents securely, minimizing the risk of lost or delayed mail. You can trust us to promptly send your termination confirmation.
  • Time and Cost Savings: Utilizing our service saves valuable time and avoids the expenses associated with international mailing. Our efficient online process streamlines the termination, freeing you up for other essential tasks.
  • Peace of Mind: Relocating to a new country is challenging enough. Let us handle your child benefit termination, ensuring compliance and providing the necessary documentation for your new country’s benefit applications.

Simplify your child benefit termination process today. Book our service and experience the convenience, reliability, and time-saving benefits we offer. Don’t let language barriers or international mail complications hinder completing your termination.

Take action now and enjoy a smoother child benefit termination process. Let us simplify your journey. Your peace of mind is just a few clicks away!

If you plan to cancel child benefits you should not miss our detailed blog post on this topic: What is Kindergeld?


Cancel German child benefits online

child benefits

Now € 49,90 / one-time

+ € 24,90 (optional)
Shipping original documents to your new address (after deregistration, excl. postage)

We support you with the cancellation of child benefit payments. 

Have you left Germany, or are you planning on moving abroad? Then you may not be entitled to claim child benefits anymore. With our support, you can fill in the document online in Engish and save time with all your bureaucracy.

How the process works:

  • Click on the button “start now”.
  • Booking and providing the necessary information.
  • You can upload the required original documents to the form to speed up the process.
  • We create a support ticket with further details.
  • We will cancel your child support contribution with the relevant authority for you, and we receive the confirmation at our German company address.
  • We will send you a digital confirmation of cancellation by email and, if you wish, we will send the original document to your new address with tracking (for a fee).

We work with you individually, and our tailored approach allows you to choose the right service
for you!

Our service is fully online, which means that you will not or barely need to deal with any paperwork, yes, even in Germany!

We are experts in our field, and you can trust that we will work on your case with commitment
and accuracy!

Facts about our Service

FAQ Cancellation of the child benefit payments

What are child benefits in Germany?

German “Kindergeld” refers to child benefit, a financial support program the German government provides. It can be paid for various categories of children, including own, foster, or adopted children, grandchildren, and children of a spouse or civil partner. Child benefit is generally available from birth until age 18, and in some cases, beyond that age (when kids are still studying or in a career training).

To be eligible for Kindergeld, individuals must belong to specific groups, such as German citizens residing in Germany, citizens of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland residing in Germany with freedom of movement rights, individuals living in another country but fully liable to pay tax in Germany or treated accordingly, foreign nationals with valid settlement permits, refugees, and individuals entitled to asylum.

Other conditions must also be fulfilled to qualify for Kindergeld. These conditions include the child under 18 years of age (with certain exceptions for children of full age), regular care of the child residing in the household, and the place of residence being in Germany, another EU country, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, or Switzerland.

The amount of Kindergeld is 250 euros per month for each eligible child. It is generally paid to one person, usually one parent, even if you have multiple children. In some instances, child benefits can be paid directly to the child upon application and under specific conditions.

The payment of Kindergeld is not dependent on the recipient’s income. The specific payment dates for Kindergeld are determined based on the recipient’s child benefit number.

Applications for Kindergeld can be submitted online, and if individuals have a valid ELSTER certificate (German taxes), they can submit the application electronically without needing a physical signature.

The legal basis for Kindergeld is section 5 of the Federal Child Benefit Act (BKGG) and section 32 of the Income Tax Act (EStG).

For more detailed and up-to-date information, it is advisable to visit the official website of the German Federal Employment Agency (Arbeitsagentur) or consult with relevant authorities.

Can I get Kindergeld if I move abroad?

There are specific regulations and restrictions regarding German child benefits (Kindergeld) for German citizens residing abroad. Here is a comprehensive summary of the key points:

  1. Eligibility for German Child Benefits Abroad: German citizens living outside of Germany can be eligible for child benefits if they meet specific requirements. These requirements include:
  2. a. Unlimited Tax Liability or Treated Accordingly: Individuals must have unlimited tax liability in Germany or be treated accordingly. Unlimited tax liability means they must pay tax on all their income in Germany.
  3. b. Limited Tax Liability and Employment Subject to Social Security Contributions: If individuals have limited tax liability in Germany but are employed and subject to social security contributions, they may still be entitled to child benefits. In this case, the children must be resident in Germany. Within the European Union (EU), the children may also reside outside Germany.
  4. Applicability of Employment and Residence Laws: Individuals who are employed or self-employed abroad are subject to the laws of the EU member state where they work. However, if someone is part of a posted team, they remain subject to the regulations of the sending country. Generally, the laws of the country where the person or family lives apply.
  5. Responsibility for Child Benefit Payments: If a child is entitled to family benefits (child benefits) in more than one country, the state where the child resides is always responsible. The responsible state is responsible for paying the child benefit in full. If the child benefits in the responsible state are lower than in Germany, the German child benefit fund usually pays the difference if there is a claim. However, if the child benefit in the responsible country is higher, the German fund is not required to pay.

It’s important to note that these regulations and restrictions may vary depending on individual circumstances and the specific agreements between Germany and the country of residence. For more detailed information and to determine eligibility for child benefits while residing abroad, it is recommended to consult with the relevant authorities or the German Federal Employment Agency (Arbeitsagentur).

Why do I need a termination conformation from German Kindergeld?

When relocating to another country from Germany, canceling German Kindergeld (child benefits) is crucial to ensure compliance with regulations and avoid potential legal issues. Here are some key points highlighting the benefits of canceling Kindergeld when moving:

  1. Entitlement Expiration: The entitlement to German child benefits expires upon emigration from Germany. Before leaving the country, the beneficiary must take proactive steps to deregister with the appropriate family benefits office. More than simply deregistering at the registration office is required.
  2. Legal Consequences: Continuing to receive child benefits while residing in a non-European country, knowing that the entitlement has expired, can be considered a criminal offense of tax evasion. If the family benefits office becomes aware of such a situation (for instance, through data comparison with the registration office), the penalty and fine office can initiate criminal tax proceedings. Seeking legal advice in case of doubt is recommended.
  3. Proof of Termination: When applying for child benefits in other countries, it is often necessary to provide evidence of having terminated the child benefits from the German government. Canceling Kindergeld and obtaining the appropriate documentation ensures a smooth process when applying for benefits in the new country.

Complying with the regulations and fulfilling the necessary obligations when relocating to another country is essential. By canceling German Kindergeld and adequately documenting the termination, individuals can avoid legal consequences and ensure a seamless transition in their new country of residence.

Which government benefits can parents receive in other countries?

Program: Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
Amount: Up to CAD $6,833 per child per year (amount varies based on factors like family income and number of children)
Number of Beneficiaries: Over 3.7 million families receive CCB payments

Program: Parental Leave Benefits and Child Allowances
Parental Leave: Up to 52 weeks of paid parental leave at a high replacement rate (up to 100% of earnings)
Child Allowance: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on age and number of children)

Program: Child Allowances, Parental Allowances, and Child Care Benefits
Child Allowance: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on age and number of children)
Parental Allowance: Paid leave for parents after childbirth, providing income replacement
Child Care Benefits: Subsidized child care services and early childhood education

Program: Family Allowance (Allocations Familiales), Child Care Subsidies, and Tax Credits
Family Allowance: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on age and number of children)
Child Care Subsidies: Financial assistance to cover child care costs
Tax Credits: Tax benefits and deductions for families with children

Program: Kindergeld (Child Benefits), Parental Allowances, and Subsidized Child Care
Kindergeld: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amounts: €250 for each child)
Parental Allowances: Partial income replacement for parents during parental leave
Subsidized Child Care: Affordable child care services for families

Program: Child Benefit (Kindgebonden Budget), Child Care Subsidies, and Parental Leave Benefits
Child Benefit: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on family income, age, and number of children)
Child Care Subsidies: Financial assistance to cover child care costs
Parental Leave Benefits: Income support during parental leave

Program: Parental Leave Benefits, Child Allowances, and Affordable Child Care
Parental Leave: Generous paid parental leave, up to 49 weeks with high replacement rates
Child Allowances: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on age and number of children)
Affordable Child Care: Subsidized child care services and early education

Program: Parental Leave Benefits, Child Allowances, and Affordable Child Care
Parental Leave: Extensive paid parental leave up to 480 days, with a high replacement rate
Child Allowances: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on age and number of children)
Affordable Child Care: Subsidized child care services and early childhood education

Program: Family Allowances, Parental Leave Benefits, and Subsidized Child Care
Family Allowances: Monthly cash benefits for each child (amount varies based on the canton and family income)
Parental Leave Benefits: Income support during parental leave
Subsidized Child Care: Affordable child care services for families

United Kingdom:
Program: Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit/Universal Credit, and Parental Leave
Child Benefit: Paid every four weeks for each child (amount: £21.15 for the eldest/only child and £14 per additional child)
Child Tax Credit (for older systems) or Universal Credit (for newer systems): Provides additional financial support for families based on income and other factors
Parental Leave: Statutory Maternity, Paternity, and Shared Parental Leave, offering varying levels of income replacement during leave

It’s important to note that specific benefit amounts and eligibility criteria can vary based on factors such as family income, number of children, and individual circumstances. Additionally, benefit programs and their names may evolve or change over time, so it’s advisable to consult official government sources or relevant authorities for the most up-to-date and accurate information on financial support programs for parents in the United Kingdom.

What is the procedure?

We have made the procedure as simple and fast as possible for you. During the booking process, we provide you with an online form which you fill out. In this form, you can directly upload the required original documents. A scan is sufficient. After the booking and payment are completed, we create a private support ticket with more details about the further process of the cancellation.

You can also upload the documents later in your user area. After completing the documents, we compose your cancellation and send all required records to the responsible child support office. We will keep you informed about our procedure, and we will send you a confirmation as soon as the office has received all documents and the termination is completed.

Which documents are required?

To cancel your child benefit payments, we need the following documents:

  • Deregistration confirmation
  • The most recent Child benefit notice (Kindergeldnummer)
  • Birth certificates of your children
  • Signed power of attorney (we provide you with one after your booking)
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