BAföG eligibility remains in place for activities combating the pandemic

March 25th, 2020 | by

In Germany, BAföG regulations are changing. Anyone who is involved in the fight against the current corona pandemic in the health care system, in social institutions or in agriculture will be credited for the additional income only for the period of their activity. The German Bundestag today passed a corresponding amendment to the law. According to the current law, the total amount of earned income is credited against BAföG for all months of an approval period.

“In the current exceptional situation we must stand together and mobilise all our forces. If, for example, students with medical knowledge get involved in the healthcare system, this will be a valuable contribution to overcoming the pandemic crisis. We want to motivate young people and support them in this. To this end, we are amending BAföG,” explained Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek in a press release. The willingness of many students to work for our health system deserves support and recognition. It is also important, she said, that all BAföG recipients have clarity and planning certainty in the current crisis. “If schools and universities are closed due to the pandemic, BAföG will continue to be paid. I already clarified this in a decree a week and a half ago. Nobody should worry about their BAföG because of the corona virus,” emphasised Karliczek.

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