Social assistance; application for assistance in case of pregnancy and maternity

You can apply for help with pregnancy and maternity.


Women who are insured under the compulsory health insurance scheme receive pregnancy and maternity benefits in the event of pregnancy and childbirth.

The following are provided:

Medical care including preventive examinations during pregnancy, preventive health care, midwifery assistance, provision of medicines, dressings and remedies, outpatient or inpatient childbirth, home care, home help and, if certain conditions are met, maternity benefits.

If there is no insurance coverage, "assistance during pregnancy and maternity" can be provided within the framework of social assistance (§ 50 Social Code XII) or within the framework of war victims' welfare (§ 27d Federal Supply Act in conjunction with § 50 Social Code XII). For social assistance, the general income limit of § 85 Social Code XII applies (basic amount of twice the standard needs level 1 + 70% of the standard needs level 1 for additional family members + expenses for accommodation to a reasonable extent. The assistance corresponds to the benefits granted under the regulations on statutory health insurance. In addition, the following are also eligible if the requirements are met: preventive medical examinations, help with subsistence, help with household continuation and health assistance.


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Status: 22.09.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege

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