The German federal state and Berlin have taken unprecedented steps to help self-employed people during this crisis. The situation is evolving fast and it’s hard to keep an overview.
This post aims at providing as many resources as possible to let you sail through the storm. All the best and good luck.
Updated 31.03: to include Entschädigungen nach dem Infektionsschutzgesetz.
Updated 01.04: to include FAQs on Soforthilfe 2, and a poll i made to measure the success rate of applications. Please fill it in if you have made an application, only 5 easy questions, less than a min!
Updated 02.04: to include updated rules on Soforthilfe 2 stated by the IBB.
Updated 03.04: to include updates rules on Soforthilfe 2 and how the money can be used.
Updated 07.04: to include resources provided by the senate/city and updated information on ALG2.
Updated 08.04: Soforthilfe 2 is now called “Corona Zuschuss”.
Updated 10.04: Including infos about reducing Krankenkasse contributions with KSK, TK and others. Also including new contact info to IBB.
Updated 15.04: Including an handy “how-to” video to fill in the ALG2 application form.
Updated 19.04: Including link to a petition to remove restrictions on how Corona Zuschuss money can be used.
Updated 24.04: Including a special support program for live music artists and more crowdfunding options.
Updated 26.05: Visa holders may receive support money until September now, without worrying about their residence permits.
Updated 24.07: New aid packages will be made available to support artists and cultural organisations. This time it will be done via sector specific processes. Info about those here.Continue Reading…