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receive a widow's or widower's pension for former spouses from statutory accident insurance

If your former spouse has died as a result of an insured event, for example an accident at work, you will receive a pension. The same applies to registered civil partnerships. You must submit an application to the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.

The pension amounts to 30 percent of the deceased person's annual income. The monthly payment begins 3 months after the death. You will receive the pension for a maximum of 21 months.

You will receive a pension amounting to 40 percent of the deceased person's annual income if you:

  • are raising a child,
  • are older than 47 years of age or
  • are disabled, unable to work or incapacitated for work as defined by the statutory pension insurance.

It may be that other people are entitled to the pension in addition to you, for example if the deceased person was married and divorced several times. In such a case, the pension is divided according to the duration of the marriage or civil partnership with the deceased person.

If you have an income, the pension will be reduced.

This is how you receive the statutory accident insurance pension for former spouses or partners:

  • Apply informally for the pension from the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.
    • for example by e-mail, telephone or post
  • The Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft will contact you, explain the next steps and request the necessary documents.

You will receive a widow's or widower's pension for former spouses and former life partners if

  • the death was the result of an insured event,
    • this includes accidents at work, commuting accidents and occupational illnesses
  • your previous marriage or registered civil partnership was divorced, annulled or declared null and void and
  • the deceased person provided you with maintenance during the last year before death or
  • you were entitled to maintenance.
  • Death certificate
  • Your bank details (IBAN and BIC)
  • Marriage certificate (family register) or civil partnership certificate
  • Notarized divorce, dissolution or declaration of nullity of the marriage or civil partnership in accordance with the Civil Partnership Act
  • Your social security number
  • To check your entitlement to benefits, you must submit an application to the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft. Here you will also find out whether further documents are required and, if so, which ones.

There are no costs for you.

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Usually 1 to 3 months.

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

  • Appeal
    For detailed information on how to lodge an objection, please refer to the decision of the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.
  • Legal action before the social court

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs


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Sozialversicherung für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Gartenbau (SVLFG)
Address: Weißensteinstraße 70-72, 34131 Kassel, documenta-Stadt
Postal address: 34001 Kassel, documenta-Stadt
Telephone: +49 561 785-0
Fax: +49 561 785219006

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:

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)