More money for the young through training grants

( – The Federal Cabinet has decided to increase state training funding by five percent. The Bafög rate for students is to be increased to 449 euros per month. For students who live in their own room or apartment, 359 euros should soon flow to cover the rent. Pupils and trainees are also supposed get more money. Finally, the allowance for the parents’ income will be increased in order to raise the number of beneficiaries. In addition to the Bundestag, the Bundesrat must agree before the new regulations can come into force.

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