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Widow's and widower's pension for survivors granted by statutory accident insurance

If your spouse/ registered partner or your registered partner has died as a result of an insured event (accident at work, occupational disease, road accident), they will receive a widow's pension or widower's pension.
The pension is reduced by the amount of own income.
You are entitled to the pension until you have remarried.
If you have remarried and the new marriage has been dissolved or annulled, you will again be entitled to a widow's pension or widower's pension for the penultimate spouse. However, you must submit an application for this.
The rules on survivors' benefits to widows and widowers also apply to survivors' benefits to registered partners.

Process flow

An insured event resulting in the death of insured persons must be reported by the company to the competent professional association or accident fund.

Competent authority

Please contact your accident insurance institution.

Accident insurance institutions are:

  • Professional trade associations, broken down by sector
  • Public accident insurance institutions (municipal accident insurance associations, national accident insurance funds, fire brigade accident insurance funds)

Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG)


  • Your spouse/registered partner or Your spouse/registered partner must have died as a result of an insured event
  • Marriage/registered civil partnership must in principle have been concluded before the insured event or death must have occurred later than one year after the insured event

Which documents are required?

Please contact your responsible accident insurance institution.

What are the fees?


What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Please contact your responsible accident insurance institution.

Processing duration

Please contact your responsible accident insurance institution.

Legal basis

Section 65 Seventh Book of the Social Code (SGB VII)

Applications / forms


Statutory accident insurance is a branch of German social insurance. The employer is obliged by law to provide employees with protection against accidents at the workplace, accidents on the way to and from work or occupational disease.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Professionally released on



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Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


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

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

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

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