40 to 50 euros more per month: Minister of Labor Heil announced this increase for this summer. Far too little, warns the SoVD deputy head and makes a counter-suggestion.

The Social Association Germany has called for significant financial improvements for Hartz IV recipients. Vice President Ursula Engelen-Kefer told the Bayern media group: “What is needed above all is permanent improvements in the Hartz IV standard rates and in the methods for calculating them.”