The Hartz IV system has had its day. From January 2023, the basic security for job seekers will be renamed citizen benefit, and the benefits will be increased at the same time. The beneficiaries also include unemployed immigrants – even rejected asylum seekers can look forward to the generous alimony. The government creates with the citizens money – presumably targeted – one massive incentive for even more immigration into the social system. This is unique in Europe.
After the agreement between the traffic light government and the Union, nothing stands in the way of the introduction of citizen income. Unemployed refugees and many rejected asylum seekers also benefit from the increase in benefits – the standard rate increases from 449 to 502 euros. A family with three children gets around 2000 euros per month. The assumption of costs for housing, heating, health care and various educational and participation services remains in place. Current Hartz IV recipients will automatically receive citizens’ income from January. Asylum seekers who have been recognized as refugees are given the same status in Germany as local recipients of basic income support – often just 7 months after entry. But even rejected asylum seekers who receive a “Duldung” (Duldung) usually receive basic security benefits after a year and a half. Since more asylum seekers have been rejected than accepted in recent years, this group of benefit recipients is correspondingly large.
The Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband describes the current legal situation as follows:
“After an 18-month stay, the social welfare office automatically has to provide the so-called ‘analogue benefits’. This means that those affected remain formally entitled to benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, but almost all the provisions of the ‘normal’ social assistance of the Social Security Code are applied to them (higher standard requirements, health insurance card without restrictions on treatment entitlement, higher income and asset allowances, express application of additional requirements).”
Full care for those who have been rejected: There is no other country like this
The German welfare state therefore distributes taxpayers’ hard-earned money to those not entitled to protection instead of deporting them. No other country has such a high level of service for those who have been rejected – according to the survey of migration experts from ministries and research institutions WORLD ON SUNDAY revealed.
Even in France, which is considered the second most popular destination for immigrants, rejected asylum seekers are not entitled to basic security, there are only special regulations such as a temporary residence permit for the sick. The Netherlands is increasing the willingness to leave the country with its so-called “Bed, Bad, Brood” program (bed, bath, bread). In Luxembourg, rejected persons are only granted further accommodation in an accommodation facility and meals. In Switzerland, they receive so-called emergency aid, which consists of an “unrestrictable minimum right to food, clothing and shelter”. For rejected asylum seekers in the UK there is £40.85 (47 euros) per week and £8.24 per week for accommodation in state facilities with full catering. In Greece, both recognized and rejected asylum seekers who are unemployed no longer receive social benefits after the procedure is completed.
Lifelong alimony at the expense of battered taxpayers
This glaring performance difference in Europe shows more than clearly why Germany is the “promised land” for migrants. Even rejected asylum seekers can stay in the country permanently and are generously and often lifelong supported. Apparently, even seven years after the “We can do it” chancellor’s opening of the border without any alternative, there is no political interest in stopping the mass immigration, which not only burdens the social and health systems, but also massively endangers internal security. Instead, a new pull factor is created with the citizens’ income. In addition, there is the government funding of the so-called sea rescue with millions of taxpayers’ money, which can only be described as a scandal. The traffic light government is throwing money out of the window with full hands, at a time when more and more citizens who earn their own living are reaching their financial limits due to the constantly rising prices in all areas of life.