Parental leave

With the creation of parental leave the government wants to help you to be able to spent more time with your newly arrived family member.

It therefore created a variety of possibilities for you to organise your parental leave so you can adapt them to fit your needs.

Generally employees are entitled to parental leave up their child’s third year. This leave of absence of their job is make their new parental duties easier for them.

With the introduction of the parental allowance plus and the therewith created option to extend the ordinary length of parental allowance of 12 to 14 month, more flexibility to make better use of the parental leave regulations is created, especially for parents of children born after 01.07.2015.

Since the different combinations and arrangements of parental leave, parental allowance and parental allowance plus are very complex and cannot be portrait to their full extend here, we recommend for a first overview the article on parental leave in the family brochure, which is ready for download on the right hand side, as well as the following links on the subject.


Contactpersons and Counselling

Youth welfare Service Trier
City Hall
Am Augustinerhof
54290 Trier

Phone: 0651 - 7180
Fax: 0651 - 718151-8

Youth welfare service Birkenfeld
Schneewiesenstraße 25
55765 Birkenfeld

Phone: 06782 - 15-0
Fax: 06782 - 1549-7

Youth welfare service Idar-Oberstein
Auf der Idar 17
55743 Idar-Oberstein

Phone: 06781 - 64-0
Fax: 06781 - 6444-5

Mail:  jugendamt(at)


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