Additional social security benefits
In principle, recipients of social security benefits (children up to 14 years of age) are not entitled to receive their benefits according to § 20 SGB II (rule requirement for securing livelihoods), but pursuant to § 23 SGB II.
Additional needs for trainees
Trainees who are not entitled to the regular performance because they were excluded from the services according to Hartz IV pursuant to Section 7 (5) SGB II (this includes BAföG recipients as well as recipients of benefits for the promotion of vocational training in accordance with §§ 60 to 62 SGB III ). Nevertheless have a right to the surplus demand within the meaning of § 21 SGB II, with the exception of Paragraph 4 (additional requirements for the disabled). The reason for this is that there is no need for special needs as defined by SGB II, which is already covered by the BAföG or benefits for the promotion of vocational training. Thus, this additional demand is paid in addition to the benefits (BAföG, §§ 60 to 62 SGB III).
Additional requirements for joint ventures with decentralized water supply
Beneficiaries can apply for additional demand due to a decentralized hot water treatment since the costs for this are not included in the cost of the accommodation as per § 22 SGB II and are covered by the standard services. The application for the additional requirement must be submitted with certain documents at the job center. For this purpose, a certificate from the landlord about the decentralized water treatment, as well as, a cost overview of the consumption value for electricity or gas must be added to the water heater or boiler in order to be able to claim the additional costs due to the water supply. The amount of the lump sum for hot water production is based on the requirements of § 20 SGB II as well as the associated percentages pursuant to § 21 para. 7 SGB II. These take account of the age and housing situation of the person entitled to benefits.
Starting from the Hartz IV rule requirement 2017, the following flat rates for the additional demand result from the hot water costs:
|Benefit requirement||Who?||Percentage||Flat rate|
|368€||Full-time partners of the community of needs||2,30%||8,46 €|
|327€||Adults under 25 years||2,30%|| 7,52 €|
|311€||Children 15 – 18 years||1,40%||4,35 €|
|291€||Children 7 – 14 years||1,20%||3,49 €|
|237€||Children 0 – 6 years||0,80%||1,90 €|