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Notify the Künstlersozialkasse of pension withdrawals


As a person who is subject to compulsory insurance via the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK), you can apply for a pension from the relevant pension insurance institution. To do so, you must meet the requirements.
The competent pension insurance institution will inform you about the exact requirements for a pension. After you have submitted your application, the pension insurance institution will check the requirements. At the end of the procedure, you will receive a decision on your application.

If you receive a pension, your previous insurance obligation with the KSK may change:

  • If you receive a standard old-age pension ("normal" pension), your previous obligation to be insured under the pension insurance scheme ends. Exception: You expressly apply to continue paying pension insurance contributions.
  • If you receive a full pension due to old age or full reduction in earning capacity, your contribution amount in the statutory health insurance is reduced. This is because the pension means that you are no longer entitled to sickness benefit.
  • If you receive a full pension and change it to a partial pension or vice versa, this may also affect your compulsory insurance.
  • You are currently subject to compulsory insurance via the KSK.
  • You receive a pension from the statutory pension insurance or have applied for such a pension.
  • You continue to work as an artist or journalist on a commercial scale.
  • Copy of the notice of approval from the pension insurance provider

There are no costs for you.

Inform the KSK immediately about your pension application.

Depending on workload, usually 4 weeks once all documents and information are received.

  • Objection
    Not all pension withdrawals have legal implications. If there is a change with legal implications, you can find detailed information on how to lodge an appeal in the decision.

Forms: yes

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

If you receive or have applied for a pension from the statutory pension insurance:

  • Inform the KSK informally that you have applied for the pension.
  • If necessary, answer any queries from the pension insurance provider and the KSK immediately.
  • Submit a copy of the pension statement to the KSK as soon as possible.
    • The KSK provides a PDF form on its website for this purpose.
    • Download the PDF form.
    • Send the completed and signed form with a copy of your pension statement by post to the KSK address given on the form.
  • At the end of the procedure, you will receive written notification of the changes to your insurance obligation.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Künstlersozialkasse (KSK)
Gökerstraße 14
26384 Wilhelmshaven
26380 Wilhelmshaven
+49 4421 9734051500
+49 4421 7543-5080
+49 4421 7543-5062
+49 4421 7543-5050

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 16:00

Further Authorities
Künstlersozialkasse (KSK), Abteilung Versicherte
Gökerstr. 14
26384 Wilhelmshaven
+49 4421 9289000