The "energy crisis" and its consequences, especially the increase in prices for household energy and food, affect people in poverty and with low incomes far more than other social groups in Germany. Although the federal government's relief packages provide for higher social benefits for recipients of basic security benefits, they only absorb part of the costs of inflation. Since there is no end in sight to inflation and it is also unclear what effect the gas price brake will have, there is a need for further action.

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