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Rehabilitation of SED victims: confirmation of pension entitlements

Have you suffered damage to your health as a result of an unjustified deprivation of liberty or any other sovereign measure that served the purpose of political persecution? Then, due to the health and economic consequences of this damage, you can receive care upon application.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the branch office of the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family, which is responsible for your place of residence.

Which documents are required?

  • if the application is submitted in writing: birth certificate
  • if the application is submitted in person, identity card or passport
  • Confirmation of registration
  • If applicable, medical documents in your possession (e.g. expert opinions)
  • If applicable, power of attorney, supervisor ID card or certificate of appointment
  • For information on other required documents, please refer to the respective application form

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

In principle, care is granted from the time the application is submitted. The prerequisite is the existence of a rehabilitation decision from the competent rehabilitation authority in the new federal states.
Applications can be submitted there until 31.12.2019.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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