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Help for a living: granting

The services are intended to ensure the basic needs of human existence, such as nutrition, clothing, personal care, household supplies, household energy, personal needs of daily life as well as adequate accommodation and heating. The services, with the exception of accommodation and heating, are provided in the form of standard sets. Individual aid can only be granted under special conditions.

In addition, additional requirements may be

  • Age and proof of the mark "G",
  • full disability and proof of the mark "G",
  • Pregnancy
  • Alone education of children,
  • cost-intensive diet in case of illness and
  • Hot water with decentralized hot water supply

recognised.

In addition, health and care insurance contributions are eligible. While the aid for subsistence still includes pension benefits for old age, this is not an option for basic insurance.

Help for subsistence is available to persons in need who are not entitled to basic insurance in old age and in the event of disability, unemployment benefit II and social benefit (i.e. self-employed persons according to the Social Code — Second Book (SGB II) or who are community with a working-age person)

Social assistance is a secondary benefit that people who cannot help themselves receive. Claims against third parties, in particular maintenance claims, must in principle be pursued as a matter of priority. If they are not fulfilled in time and social assistance must therefore be paid, the entitlements shall, under certain conditions, be transferred to the competent authority, which it can then claim.

Further information and advice can be obtained from the relevant body.

Who should I contact?

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

Which documents are required?

  • Id
  • Documents on expenses: rental contract or house charges (each with year of construction and size of the apartment), receipts about gas/water/ electricity bills, insurance (policies and contribution bills), such as household, liability, life, death insurance, possibly contribution invoices via voluntary health and long-term care insurance, etc.
  • Income documents, e.g. pension notice, unemployment benefit II notice, housing benefit notice, payroll, etc.
  • Documents about assets: bank statements of the last three months, savings accounts, fixed-term accounts, securities accounts, land register statement, etc.

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

Fee: free of charge
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

Applications / forms

You will receive the necessary application documents from the competent body.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

competent Bodies

Einheitsgemeinde Twist - Soziales

Address: Overbergstraße 8, 49767 Twist

Telephone: 05936 9330-58
Fax: 05936 9330-44
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Ingo Reimann
Telephone: +49 5936 9330-23
Department:
Team Ordnung und Soziales
Room:
6
responsible for:
Frau Annika Lübbers
Department:
Fachbereich Finanzen
Room:
08
responsible for:
Herr Peter Liedtke
Visiting Address: Overbergstraße 8, 49767 Twist
Telephone: 05936 9330-50
Department:
Fachbereich Ordnung und Soziales
Room:
01
responsible for:
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:

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

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

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