According to Federal Family Minister Lisa Paus, the draft law on basic child security has been submitted to the Chancellery and the Ministry of Finance. “The basic child security will come. The draft law is now in the project clearing and is before the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Finance,” said the Green politician to the news portal “The Pioneer” (Friday). “As requested by the chancellor, I presented different variants.”

Paus had already told the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” that the draft law was ready from her side. She was confident that an agreement would be reached by the cabinet meeting at the end of the month.

Most recently, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) gave a written word of power with regard to basic child security and asked Paus to present a draft law that the government had agreed on by the end of August.

With the basic child security, Paus wants to combine benefits for families and increase them at the same time. The FDP is critical of performance improvements. Against this background, Paus had blocked the so-called Growth Opportunities Act of Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) in the cabinet. This is a legislative package with tax policy measures intended to relieve the economy by around 6.5 billion euros a year.