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Victim compensation

If you have suffered damage to your health through no fault of your own as a result of an act of violence, you can receive care under the Act on Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes (OEG). The pension is granted in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Supply Act and essentially includes medical and medical treatment, pensions for the injured and survivors and benefits for war victims.

Compensation for pain and suffering will not be paid. Property damage and financial losses will not be compensated.

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. is. The prerequisite is that the injury occurred within Lower Saxony.

If there is no place of residence in Lower Saxony, the jurisdiction depends on the place of the crime. In case of damage outside Lower Saxony the compensation authorities of the respective federal state are responsible.

  • if the application is submitted in writing: birth certificate
  • when submitting the application in person: identity card or passport
  • Confirmation of registration
  • Proof of nationality (unless German citizenship)
  • for non-EU applicants: proof of your legal residence
  • any medical documents in your possession (e.g. Expert opinion)
  • If applicable, power of attorney, supervisor card or certificate of appointment

There are no fees.

Benefits shall commence at the earliest on the occurrence of the injury if the application is made within one year of the offence. It is therefore advisable to submit the application immediately.

An informal application to the branch office of the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family is also sufficient.

However, the application is also accepted by all other social service providers (e.g. health insurance companies) and by all municipalities.

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

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competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Familie - Außenstelle Oldenburg
Address: Moslestraße 3, 26122 Oldenburg (Oldenburg)
Telephone: 0441 2229-0
Fax: 0441 2229-3270
Transport Connection:
Station Bushaltestellen "Lappan" oder "Stadtmuseum"
Building Access

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)