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Basic provision in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity (social assistance)


The benefits of the basic provision in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity are intended to ensure the basic needs of human existence, such as food, clothing, personal hygiene, household goods, household energy, personal needs of daily life as well as adequate accommodation and heating. With the exception of accommodation and heating, they are generally provided on a flat-rate basis in the form of standard rates. Individual aid is eligible only under special conditions.

In addition, additional requirements are recognized in the case of

  • age and proof of the mark "G",
  • full reduction in earning capacity and proof of the mark "G",
  • Pregnancy
  • single parenting of children,
  • cost-intensive nutrition in case of illness,
  • hot water with decentralised hot water supply,
  • communal lunch in WfBM or comparable institution and
  • Beneficiaries with disabilities who receive assistance for school education or university education according to § 112 SGB IX.

In addition, appropriate health and long-term care insurance contributions are eligible.

. Further information and advice can be obtained from the responsible office.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city.

Requirements

The application-dependent benefits of the basic provision in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity are available to persons in need who cannot or cannot afford their necessary livelihood from income and assets and either

  • have reached the age limit (§ 41 SGB XII) or
  • have reached the age of 18 and are permanently fully reduced in earning capacity according to § 43 Abs. 2 SGB VI or
  • have reached the age of 18 and
  • go through the entry procedure and vocational training in a workshop for disabled people or other service providers or are in a training relationship for which they receive a budget for training.

Social assistance is a subordinate benefit given to people who cannot help themselves. Claims against third parties – in particular maintenance claims – are generally to be pursued with priority. If they are not fulfilled in time and social assistance must therefore take place, the rights are transferred under certain conditions to the competent authority, which can then claim them in turn.

Which documents are required?

  • Suitable proof of identity (e.g. identity card)
  • Proof of expenses: rental contract or household charges (each with year of construction and size of the apartment), receipts for gas / water / electricity bills, insurance (policies and contribution invoices), such as household contents, liability, life, death insurance, possibly contribution invoices for voluntary health and long-term care insurance, etc.
  • Income receipts, e.g. pension notice, unemployment benefit II notice, housing benefit notice, pay slip, etc.
  • Proof of assets: account statements from the last three months, savings books, fixed-term deposit accounts, securities accounts, land register statements, etc.

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The benefits of the basic provision begin with the application. This shall have retroactive effect on the first day of the month of application.

The basic social security benefit is regularly approved for 12 calendar months and then reviewed.

If the personal or financial circumstances change during the approval period, the changes must be communicated immediately. Increased benefits shall be paid at the earliest from the first of the month in which notification of change was given. Therefore, it is important to communicate changes, such as a rent increase, immediately.

Appeal

An objection may be lodged against decisions of the competent social assistance institutions within one month of notification.

After completion of the opposition proceedings by means of an objection decision, an action may be brought before the Social Court within one month of notification.

What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the websites of the German Pension Insurance.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


Stadt Papenburg - Bürgerdienste Soziales
Address: Von-Galen-Str. 11, 26871 Aschendorf
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Telephone: 04961 82-144
Building Access
wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
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

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

Stadt Papenburg - Rechnungsprüfung
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
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Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
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Telephone: 04961 82-320
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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