New Regulations on Child Sickness Benefits in Germany

    View Author February 2021

    On January 18, 2021, an extension of the benefits to care for a sick child (payable by the respective statutory health insurance fund), pursuant to Section 45 of the German Social Code, Book V (SGB V), which is limited up to and including December 31, 2021, came into force. Child sickness benefits can now be claimed for healthy children in order to compensate for school and daycare closures during the pandemic.