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Applying for War Victims' Care for Survivors


Survivors who are granted (or are likely to be granted) assistance under the Federal Pension Act or in the corresponding application of this Act, e.B. under the Soldiers' Supply Act, the Civil Service Act, the Prisoner Assistance Act, the Infection Protection Act or the Act on Compensation for Victims of Violent Acts or the Criminal Rehabilitation Act, can also receive assistance within the framework of war victim welfare.

The prerequisite is that the surviving dependents are not able to cover the needs to be recognized from the other benefits under the aforementioned laws and other income and assets due to the loss of the spouse, parent, child or grandchild. Whether and to what extent income is to be credited depends on different and individual income limits. However, the use of income and assets can be dispensed with in certain cases.

In addition to personal assistance, benefits in kind, one-off and ongoing grants and loans are eligible. Debts are usually not taken over. The main welfare offices and welfare offices are responsible for the care of war victims.

War victims' welfare is part of the social compensation law. It is so called with regard to the largest group of beneficiaries, but includes all welfare benefits in social compensation law. It is regulated in Sections 25 to 27j of the Federal Supply Act and serves to supplement the other benefits of the Federal Pension Act with special assistance in individual cases.

Therefore, a prerequisite for the granting of benefits is the recognition of a pension entitlement by the institution of the war victims' pension.

Benefits include benefits for participation in working life, health assistance, help with care, help to continue the household, help for the elderly, education allowance, supplementary assistance for subsistence, recreation assistance, housing assistance and assistance in special situations

  • Benefits of war victims' welfare are generally provided on request.
  • The main welfare offices and welfare offices are responsible for the care of war victims.

Please contact the State Administration Office.

In order to receive social compensation benefits, the following conditions must be met:

  • Recognition of a pension entitlement by the pension administration
  • Neediness (economic causality)
  • Previous application
  • Application (informally possible)
  • Notice of recognition as a damaged or severely damaged person
  • Copy of the notification of the supply authority on the recognised consequences of damage
  • Proof of the applicant's income
  • Evidence of ongoing obligations
  • Proof of assets

There are no costs or fees for processing the application

Services are only provided on request.

A decision on the application will be taken as soon as possible. The processing time depends, among other things, on the completeness of the information and the submission of the evidence required for the processing of the application.

  • informal application is possible
  • Forms can be requested from the competent authority under the respective state law or are already stored on the homepage.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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