- The German government wants people from other EU countries should be longer in Germany before they are entitled to a benefit. is a new law that this is only after five years.
The bill Nahles Minister of Social Affairs has adopted Wednesday by the Cabinet. That happened after months of discussion. A court for certain social issues last year that foreign EU citizens after half a year in Germany are entitled to financial assistance to cover their maintenance.
Many municipalities protested against it because of the cost.