In principle, displaced persons are entitled to apply for benefits pursuant to the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz).
Since 1st June 2022, displaced persons aged between 15 and 65, who are able to work at least 3 hours a day and hold a valid residence document, can apply for basic security benefits pursuant to Social Code II (SGB II). The Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) and the relevant Job Centre are responsible for this. In Leipzig, this is the Jobcenter Leipzig. Pensioners can apply for old age security benefits. There is also the possibility of claiming additional needs from the respective benefits authority. Additional needs may include increased auxiliary costs, maternity wear, basics, and daycare and school fees.