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Normally, you have to pay contributions to the pension fund in order to receive a pension later. However, the federal government pays your pension contributions for child-raising periods.
Child-raising periods improve your later monthly pension entitlement by about 32 euros for each year of child-raising. If your child was born before 1992, the statutory pension insurance will credit up to 2.5 years of child-raising periods per child. If your child was born in 1992 or later, up to 3 years per child are credited as child-raising periods.
As a rule, child-raising periods are only credited to one parent.
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