You do not necessarily have to be unemployed to receive Bürgergeld. Even if your income is very low and not sufficient for your living expenses, you can receive Bürgergeld as a supplement. If, for example, you earn little from your work in prostitution, you can also receive Bürgergeld. However, you must document all your income from prostitution and inform the job center about it. If you live with your partner or family, the income of the other household members will also be taken into account when calculating Bürgergeld.
Duty to cooperate
When you receive Bürgergeld, you need to inform the Jobcenter of any changes, such as new housing, new job, more or less income, new roommates, etc. When you receive Bürgergeld, there are obligations that you must fulfil. For example, you have to participate in measures or apply for job offers.