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Determination of helplessness and levels of care allowance for war victims

If you are helpless as a result of injury, you can apply for a monthly care allowance.

Helplessness is assumed, for example, in the case of these health disorders recognized as damage consequences:

  • Blindness and severe visual impairment
  • Paraplegia and other disabilities that require the use of a wheelchair permanently and permanently - even within the living space
  • Brain damage, seizure disorders, mental retardation and psychosis, if these health disorders alone cause a degree of damage consequences (GdS) of 100
  • Loss of two or more limbs, excluding lower leg or foot amputation on both sides

For the determination of helplessness and the levels of the care allowance, the principles laid down in the Medical Care Ordinance (VersMedV) apply.

You are considered helpless if you need permanent help from others for a number of frequently and regularly recurring activities to secure your personal existence.

This also applies if:

  • the help in the form of monitoring or guidance is required

or

  • although the assistance does not have to be provided permanently, a constant willingness to provide assistance is required.

Process flow

The examination of whether and, if so, to what extent there is helplessness due to damage is usually carried out by means of a medical assessment (possibly as part of a home visit).

Competent authority

The supply according to the Federal Supply Act and the ancillary laws has been transferred by the legislature to the services of the war victim care. These are the state health care offices, pension offices, orthopaedic care centres and health care centres.

Requirements

  • Helplessness must be present

Which documents are required?

  • Documents for the determination of helplessness (expert opinion of the medical service of the health / care insurance, if available)

What are the fees?

None

Fee: free of charge
Payment in advance: No

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Professionally released on

13.11.2020

competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Familie

Postal address: Post Office Box 10 08 44

Address: Domhof 1 , 31134 Hildesheim

Telephone: 0180 2001560
Fax: 05121 304-611
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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