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Welfare

Accident, illness, death of the partner, unemployment or low income can cause anyone to be in distress. He can then receive social assistance under certain conditions.

Social assistance is not a handout, but a legally guaranteed right. However, this only applies if the person concerned cannot help himself and no one else helps him. It doesn't matter what makes him in distress.

Social assistance is available in various forms:

  • in the form of money, both as a current monthly payment and as a one-off benefit,
  • as a benefit in kind,
  • as personal help, e.g. in the procurement of an apartment or a home place,
  • through advice and support for those seeking help.

Social assistance is provided by local and inter-local social assistance institutions.

Social assistance is divided into 7 sub-areas:

  • Help for a living
  • Basic insurance in old age and in the event of disability
  • Aids for health
  • Integration assistance for disabled people
  • Help for care
  • Help to overcome particular social difficulties
  • Help in special situations

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the county and the county-free city in which you reside.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Soziales

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

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Renate Antons
Telephone: 05931 44-1256
Fax: 05931 44-391103
Room:
E 256
responsible for:
Marianne Runde
Telephone: 05931 44-6314
Room:
114, Kreishaus III
responsible for:
Address: Am Rathaus 3 , 49744 Geeste

Telephone: 05937 69-0
Fax: 05937 69-103
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

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

Applications / Forms

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

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.