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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a victim's pension (victim's pension)


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

Persons who:

  • have suffered a total of at least 180 days of deprivation of liberty in violation of the rule of law,
  • there are no grounds for exclusion (violation of the principles of humanity or the rule of law, position seriously abused for one's own benefit or to the detriment of others, have significantly promoted the system of the time in the accession area or sentenced to a prison sentence of at least three years for an intentional crime, provided that the decision is contained in information from the Federal Central Register),
  • are particularly affected by 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 Abs. 4 HHG with residence in Saxony-Anhalt or rehabilitation decision by Landgericht Halle
  • Certificate of good conduct according to § 30 Federal Central Register Act (BZRG)- upon request by the State Administration Office

The entitlement to payment of the victim's pension depends on the time of receipt of the application. It begins at the earliest with the month following the application. If the application was made before the victims' pension came into force, benefits are due at the earliest with the month following its entry into force.

Please contact the State Administration Office.

Further application forms and information sheets can be found on the pages of the State Administration Office.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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