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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.

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

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


Fee: free of charge

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

Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Familie
Postal address: Post Office Box 10 08 44 , 31108 Hildesheim
Address: Domhof 1 , 31134 Hildesheim
Telephone: 0180 2001560
Fax: 05121 304-611
Transport Connection:
Station "Bohlweg" oder "Schuhstr."
Bus: 1,2,4 und 5
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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)