How much money do you get in parental benefits?
How much money you get in parental benefits depends on how much money you earned before the birth. Basic parental benefits are normally 65% of your salary (after tax, so "net"). Parental benefits if you are unemployed:
You can also receive the minimum amount of 300 Euros Elterngeld or 150 Euros Elterngeld Plus if you previously had no income (were unemployed).
Special regulation for parents with little money
If you earned between 1,200 and 1,240 Euros net per month before the birth of your child, you will receive slightly more in parental benefits. Instead of 65%, you can receive up to 67%.