Hartz IV successor: “The citizen’s income can come”: Mediation Committee seals compromise

Hartz IV successor:

Millions of people in need can hope for higher government benefits and more thorough support from the job centers in the new year. After the basic agreement between the traffic light coalition and the CDU/CSU opposition, the Mediation Committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat also approved the changes on Wednesday evening. The German Press Agency learned this from participants. The law now has to be formally confirmed by both houses. That is considered safe. The reform is intended to replace the old Hartz IV system.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) promised earlier in the general debate in the Bundestag: "We will […]

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