Who now comes to aid money

The federal cabinet has decided on an unprecedented aid package because of the corona crisis. But who gets the support – and how? From large companies to self-employed people to landlords – an overview.

Dhe time is running out. Wherever income or incomes fall overnight due to the corona crisis, remedial measures must be found quickly. The federal government has therefore put together a far-reaching aid package for very different groups. “We cannot give a salary guarantee,” said Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) on Monday, and also: “We cannot replace lost sales.” The goal, however, is that everyone can meet their running costs and that self-employed people do not have to give up their company. Who gets what?


A safety net for workers whose income is falling has not only existed since the Corona crisis. In addition to the short-time work allowance, this includes the Hartz IV basic security and the child allowance. They have always supported low-wage earners and their families if their income falls below the minimum requirement. For a family of four in a region with average housing costs, this is currently 2033 euros for Hartz IV, and 776 euros for single people. Even those who are not unemployed can get help from the job center – this then increases their existing income.