War Victims' Welfare Grant for Injured Persons
Injured persons who are (or are likely to be granted) care under the Federal Supply Act or in the corresponding application of this Act, e.g. under the Soldiers' Pension Act, the Civil Service Act, the Prisoner Assistance Act, the Infection Protection Act or the Act on Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes or the Criminal Rehabilitation Act, may also receive assistance within the framework of war victims' welfare.
The prerequisite is that, because of the injury, the injured parties are not in a position to cover the needs to be recognised from the other benefits under the aforementioned laws and other income and assets. 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 waived in certain cases.
In addition to personal assistance, benefits in kind, one-off and ongoing grants and loans are eligible. As a rule, debts are not assumed.
War victims' welfare is part of social compensation law. It is so named 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 Supply 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, sickness assistance, assistance for care, assistance for the continuation of the household, assistance for the elderly, education allowance, supplementary assistance for subsistence, recreation assistance, housing assistance and assistance in special circumstances.
- War victims' welfare benefits are generally provided upon application.
- The main welfare offices and welfare offices are responsible for the welfare of war victims.
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 request
Which documents are required?
- Application (possible informally)
- Notification of recognition as a damaged or severely disabled person
- Copy of the pension authority's decision on the recognised consequences of injury
- Proof of the applicant's income
- Evidence of current commitments
- Proof of assets
What are the fees?
There are no costs or fees for processing the application.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Services are only provided upon 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.
Applications / forms
- informal application is possible
- Forms can be requested from the competent authority under the respective state law or are already stored on the homepage.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality
Professionally released on
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.