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Applying for coverage of voluntary health insurance contributions for foster children

Foster children must have health insurance. If there is no other health insurance cover for a foster child, the Youth Welfare Office can cover appropriate contributions for voluntary health insurance.

The change to voluntary health insurance depends on deadlines, which can be discussed by the responsible health insurance company.

Process flow

Inquire at your local youth welfare office or foster child service.

An application for the assumption of contributions for voluntary health insurance can be submitted to the Youth Welfare Office or foster child service.

Who should I contact?

The local youth welfare office


The Youth Welfare Office examines the individual requirements for the assumption of contributions. Beneficiaries should first seek advice from their local youth welfare office or foster child service before applying.

Which documents are required?


What are the fees?

There are no costs for the application.

Processing duration

The processing of applications by the Youth Welfare Office may take some time.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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