The new citizens’ income should amount to 502 euros. This was reported by the editorial network Germany (RND) on the basis of a draft by the ministry. This means that the previous Hartz IV rate should be 50 euros higher.

According to plans by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, the standard rate for future citizen income for single adults should be EUR 502 a month. This is intended to increase the previous Hartz IV rate by more than 50 euros from January 1, 2023, the editorial network Germany (RND) reported on the basis of a draft by the ministry. A ministry spokeswoman confirmed the planned amounts on Saturday to the German Press Agency. At the same time, she referred to the ongoing departmental coordination within the red-green-yellow federal government.

For adult partners there should be a standard rate of 451 euros per month. For children aged 14 to 17, 420 euros are provided. It should be 348 euros for 6 to 13 year olds and 318 euros for up to 5 year olds. The new citizens’ allowance is to replace the current Hartz IV on January 1, 2023.