People who are in receipt of social benefits can apply for exemption from payment obligations. This applies, for example, to BAföG recipients who are no longer living with their parents. The application forms can be obtained online or be collected from the Seezeit Service Center. The application form must be accompanied by a certified copy of your BAföG notification. If you live in a shared flat, you must also provide the names of your cohabitants.
Please note: the issue date of the BAföG is highly significant. The application for exemption must be submitted with the notification within two months. In the event that the application is received beyond the two month time frame, the exemption or discount will only come into effect from the month following receipt of the application at the fee collections department of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandfunk.