I would guess by them actually doing more than what you think they do? this isn't how any job center operates, your friend has his quota of applications and he's certainly abiding by it. why is the guy who measures how arbeitslosengeld 2 works on his experience receiving arbeitslosengeld 1 trying to explain anything something to me? I've received H4 for about a year after i finished my masters degree. the first thing that happend was they put me in a 2 month program to teach me how to write my resume. together with a bunch of 50+ year olds who never operated a pc and teens who quit school early. all the while, i had a 5 application quota and was called in every three weeks so they could fill their quotas. and if you do those things, like sending out bad applications, they will punish you. i know this is not a thing that happens on tv (because guess what? that stuff isnt real), but its a thing that happens in the real world if you dont play by their rules. but again, I invite you to quit your job and see how much easier life is once you're on H4. my guess is you're a little piece of shit and your mother was ill in one way or another. you don't pretend to be ill and binge drugs and alcohol because you're fine. your anecdotal evidence does not undo reality. the system is inherently unfair and not just to the people in it. because H4 receivers cant say no to any job, no matter the conditions, its a pretty big part in why your wage has been almost stagnant for over a decade now. why ever raise wages like in the good old days when people can be legally forced to work for nothing? yeah we all know stories of such doctors, but neither are they the norm, they're also getting ever more rare. because guess what, insurers have been working to get rid of those rather successfully. also, the jobcenter can order a second opinion if they feel like you and your doctor are cheating the system. (which can also entail a hefty cut to h4) jesus man, i'm not saying its impossible to settle inside this system, but if you've never been inside, stop judging. its not half as nice as your delusional fantasies. why are you even whining, the H4 raise doesnt even offset inflation since the last raise. (and it hasnt for years).