Additional expenses winter allowance; application

If your company belongs to the construction industry or is treated as such and your employees work in a weather-dependent job, you can receive additional expenses winter allowance under certain conditions and pay it to your employees.

Description

Prerequisites

You can only apply for additional expenses winter allowance for the period from December 15 to the last calendar day of February. You are only entitled to the additional expenses winter allowance for

  • employees whose employment contract cannot be terminated for weather-related reasons during the bad weather period and
  • hours worked in a weather-dependent workplace.

Your company must also

  • belong to the building trade, scaffolding trade, roofing trade or gardening and landscaping trade and
  • employ at least 1 worker.

Procedure

You can apply for the additional work allowance in writing or online. You can also use KEA (Kurzarbeitergeld-Dokumente elektronisch annehmen) if necessary.

If you want to apply for the additional expenses winter allowance in writing:

  • You calculate the pay and the additional expenses winter allowance.
  • You pay the pay and the additional expenses winter allowance to your employees and pay social security contributions.
  • You apply for reimbursement of the additional expenses winter allowance retroactively each month at the responsible office of the Employment Agency (application for seasonal short-time allowance and settlement list).
  • The employment agency will check the application and the payroll list.
  • If your application is approved, you will receive the additional expenses winter allowance.
  • After the end of the bad weather period, the Employment Agency will check the submitted statements as part of a final audit and, if necessary, correct the approved additional expenses winter allowance.

If you want to apply for the additional expenses winter allowance online:

  • Go to the "eServices" portal on the Federal Employment Agency's website.
  • Log in with your user ID and call up the application for seasonal short-time allowance.
  • Complete the application, upload the payroll list and submit the application.
  • The employment agency will check your application and your documents. You will receive notification of the decision on your application from the Employment Agency.
  • The remaining procedural steps are the same as the written procedure.

If you wish to use KEA for the application for seasonal short-time allowance and the associated payroll list:

  • You will need certified payroll software that supports transmission using KEA.
  • In this case, you can transmit your application for seasonal short-time allowance and the corresponding payroll list to the Employment Agency fully digitized and securely from your payroll software.

Deadlines

  • Application deadline: 3 months
    You must submit the application within 3 months of the end of the calendar month for which you wish to apply for additional work allowance.
  • Objection period: 1 month
    You must submit the objection within one month of receiving the notification. Send the objection to the employment agency that issued the decision.

Processing time

Your application will usually be processed within 15 working days. (0 to 15 working days)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Application for seasonal short-time allowance (S-Kug) and supplementary benefits
    • Settlement List for Seasonal Short-Time Allowance (S-Kug) and Supplementary Benefits - Attachment to Application for Benefits

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Abrechnungsliste für Saison-Kug (S-Kug) und ergänzende Leistungen - Anlage zum Leistungsantrag
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Saison-Kurzarbeitergeld (S-Kug) und ergänzende Leistungen - Leistungsantrag -
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

  • KEA – Kurzarbeitergeld-Dokumente elektronisch annehmen

    KEA stands for "Electronic acceptance of short-time working allowance documents". The procedure is aimed at companies and authorized third parties who settle and apply for short-time working allowance on behalf of a company.

  • Mehraufwands-Wintergeld online beantragen

    No travel, no waiting time: With the digital services of the Federal Employment Agency, you save time and can complete your digital visit when it suits you best. In short: more flexibility and convenience for you.

Fees


  • Fee: none

Remedy

  • Objection
  • Action before the social court

Status:05.01.2024

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

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