Germany: 40 percent of welfare recipients are foreigners 

At least 40 percent of all welfare recipients in German are foreigners, costing German taxpayers more than 4 billion euros every month to pay for the food, education, medicine, and shelter of 2.7 non-contributing foreigners living in the country, new official reports have revealed.

Source: Germany: 40 percent of welfare recipients are foreigners – Voice of Europe

According to new figures released by Germany’s Federal Employment Agency, three out of four working-age Syrians living in Germany are supported entirely or partially by the country’s welfare system, Hartz IV, Die Welt reports.

As of June 2018, the official unemployment rate for Syrians in Germany was 44.2 percent, slightly down from last year’s figure of 49.6 percent. However, as the report points out, the figure isn’t exactly truthful because Syrian migrants who attend state-funded ‘integration courses’ or ‘vocational language courses’ are not regarded as unemployed, but instead as ‘underemployed persons.’

Those who attend these courses are also paid a certain amount by the Hartz IV system.

The report’s numbers are further skewed since Hartz IV figures do not include all of the arrived but not yet ‘accepted’ or ‘registered’ ‘asylum seekers’ who able to collect benefits.

These people can collect funds from the budget of the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, and are not included in the Hartz IV figures.

According to figures from the European statistics office, nearly 900,000 so-called ‘asylum seekers’ in the European Union are still waiting to have their claims processed. Close to 44 percent of these ‘asylum seekers’ waiting to have their claims processed are in Germany.

Thus, close to 396,0000 ‘asylum seekers’ currently living in Germany are collecting benefits while waiting for their claims to be processed.

Following an informational request from Alternative for Germany (AfD) Member of Parliament, René Springer, the Federal report revealed that as of this month, close to 63.6 percent of all Hartz IV recipients were “German citizens”.

Typically, a Hartz IV recipient with a wife and one child receives about 1,500 euros each month in cash. In total, the number of people receiving Hartz IV amounts to 6.73 million. If 40 percent of those recipients are foreigners, then that means that 2.7 foreigners are currently claiming Hartz IV benefits.

Thus, productive German taxpayers are spending over 4 billion euros every month to feed, shelter, educate, and provide healthcare to non-contributing foreigners.

From these figures it’s entirely clear that the vast numbers of foreigners who’ve come to Europe and Germany in the past few years have not helped to enrich the society, have not created wealth, and have not helped to boost the economy. In fact, they’ve done quite the opposite.

René Springer of AfD has rightly pointed out that the only “integration” that is currently occurring is “systematic integration into Germany’s social welfare systems.”

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