How long is the Arbeitslosengeld II paid?

Since the 1st of January 2017, the period for granting the Arbeitslosengeld II has been 12 months. Thereafter, the application for continuation must be submitted, with the cost carrier r re-examining the necessity of the applicant. The period of authorization for benefits may be reduced to six months in the following cases:

1. If the performance claim is provisionally decided (§ 41a) or
2. if the expenses for accommodation and heating are unreasonable.

Section § 41 SGB II