Careful consideration should be paid to the effects it may have on other aspects outside of university. These may include, but are not limited to: grants or scholarships, social insurance contributions, tax matters, child benefit and allowances. Statutory health insurance should maintain during academic leave. BAföG-payments are not provided unless you are receiving BAföG to studying abroad. If you are fully employed during a semester of academic leave you need to provide social insurance contributions.
When academic leave granted by the reasons of illness, studying abroad, internship outside of Berlin a written power of attorney for third parties is recommended.