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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.

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.

  • 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

There are no fees.

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.

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)