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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for victim pension (Opferrente)

Description

Victims of the SED dictatorship are entitled to a monthly victim's pension of up to 250 euros upon application under certain conditions.

Persons are entitled to a victim's pension

  • who have suffered deprivation of liberty contrary to the rule of law for a total of at least 180 days,
  • there are no grounds for exclusion (violation of the principles of humanity or the rule of law, abuse of position to a serious extent for their own benefit or to the detriment of others, in the accession area they gave considerable support to the system in place at the time, or conviction to a prison sentence of at least three years for an intentional criminal offense, provided the decision is contained in information from the Federal Central Register),
  • are particularly impaired in their economic situation.
  • Registration certificate
  • Certificate of earnings
  • Marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate
  • Rehabilitation decision by Magdeburg Regional Court or certificate according to § 10 para. 4 HHG with residence in Saxony-Anhalt or rehabilitation decision by Halle Regional Court
  • Certificate of good conduct according to § 30 of the Federal Central Register Law (BZRG)- upon request by the State Administration Office

Entitlement to payment of the victim's pension depends on the date of receipt of the application. It shall commence at the earliest in the month following the submission of the application. If the application was submitted before the victim's pension came into effect, benefits are payable at the earliest in the month following the effective date.

Please contact the state administration office.

Further application forms and information sheets are available on the pages of the State Administration Office.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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