The President of the Child Protection Association calls for the games to end in the dispute over citizen income. “The lack of agreement would primarily harm families and children.”
The President of the Child Protection Association, Heinz Hilgers, has made an urgent appeal to the Union and the traffic light parties to end their “little games” in the dispute over citizen income and to implement the citizen income according to the plans of the traffic light coalition. “A lack of agreement would primarily harm families and children,” Hilgers told the editorial network Germany (RND). Regarding the dispute over the sanctions, he emphasized: “The sanctions usually do not affect those who sit at the train station in the morning with the beer bottle. Children suffer the most from the sanctions. There should be a general ban on families with children receiving financial sanctions.”
Hilgers also warned that the plans of the traffic light coalition for basic child security would have to be implemented quickly after the citizen’s allowance. Without basic child security, two to three children remain a risk of poverty for a family in which the father is a taxi driver and the mother is a hairdresser, for example. These families would have to top up or struggle with bureaucratic applications for housing benefit and child benefit.