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Payment of pension for survivors of war victims

If a war victim has died as a result of injury, the widow, surviving partner, orphans and relatives in the ascending line are entitled to a survivor's pension.

The pension will be paid to an account held by you or by a third party living with you in the same household.

If you wish, the pension can also be paid free of charge as a money order by Deutsche Postbank AG to your place of residence or habitual abode. In special cases, the pension can be paid in cash at the competent administrative office.

Process flow

You specify the desired method of payment (account details, account holder) when submitting your application.

The pension is paid out free of charge

    • to an account of the person entitled to receive the pension
    • to an account of a person who lives in the same household as the person entitled to receive the pension.
    • as a payment order by Deutsche Postbank AG to the person's place of residence or habitual abode
    • In special cases as a cash payment at the responsible administrative office


Granting of a survivor's pension for war victims

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of account
  • If applicable, power of attorney for the account

What are the fees?


Fee: free of charge

Processing duration

The payout to a domestic account can take up to 5 business days after payment instruction.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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