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Compensation for disabled military service: grant

Did you suffer a military service injury during your membership of the Bundeswehr? Then you can receive benefits under the Soldiers' Benefits Act upon application. Pension benefits may also be eligible for widows, half-orphans and orphans and, under certain conditions, for surviving parents.

Damage to military service is damage to health caused in particular by military service, an accident during the performance of military service or conditions peculiar to that service.

The type and amount of benefits are determined in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Pension Act. The catalogue of benefits of the Federal Pension Act includes:

  • Treatment and treatment for the sick
  • orthopaedic care
  • Vocational rehabilitation Pensions for injured and survivors (independent of income and income-dependent)
  • Lump sum payment/basic pension compensation
  • Welfare benefits (based on social assistance, youth welfare and employment promotion)
  • Death and funeral benefits

The responsibility lies with the branch office of the Lower Saxony 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 or civil status data confirmed by a Bundeswehr office
  • if the application is submitted in person: present your identity card or passport.
  • Confirmation of registration
  • any medical documents in your possession (e.g. expert opinions)
  • If applicable, power of attorney, supervisor card or certificate of appointment
  • if applicable, certificate from the health insurance fund, if an insurance relationship continued during military service

There are no fees.

Pension benefits shall commence at the earliest upon termination of employment if the application is submitted within one year of termination of employment. During their period of service, soldiers may be entitled to compensation for military service damage from the authorities of the Bundeswehr administration.

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)