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Housing assistance for people with statutory accident insurance


The aim of housing assistance is for you to be as self-determined as possible and to be able to participate in all aspects of daily, professional and social life.

Depending on the individual case, housing assistance includes:

  • Costs for adapted or provided housing for the disabled,
  • Moving costs as well as
  • Cost of providing housing for a caregiver.

The type and extent of housing assistance depends on your personal needs.

Process flow

Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund examines and pays out housing assistance on its own initiative ("ex officio"). An application is therefore not necessary.

However, you can contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund online, on the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or by post to check your entitlement to housing assistance.

Online Service:

  • Go to the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can sign up.
  • If you would like to receive the answer from your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund in the mailbox of your Bund ID account or My Company Account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
  • If you would like to receive the answer by post, you can continue without registering.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or find out more using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Fill out and submit the online form.
  • Your report will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive feedback in the desired way.

Online service of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you may also be able to submit the report there electronically.

Message by mail:

  • Please send an informal letter to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Pay attention to the required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Requirements

You are entitled to housing assistance in the event of damage to your health

  • as a result of an accident at work, an accident on the way to work or an occupational disease,
  • which lasts more than 6 months,
  • the nature or severity of which makes you dependent on the
    • adaptation of your existing living space for the disabled, or
    • Provision of housing for the disabled.

You are particularly entitled if you can no longer cope with your daily life in your apartment or house. This applies in the event that you

  • be able to cope with their daily life only under unreasonable difficulties,
  • the current living space, with all the rooms required for you, is not accessible and usable or is only accessible and usable under unreasonable difficulties, or
  • their previous or future new workplace can only be reached from the previously used home with unreasonable difficulty, whether by public transport or by their own car.

Which documents are required?

  • The documents you need to submit will depend on your personal circumstances, needs, and concerns.
  • This can include, for example, cost estimates for possible conversions.
  • You can find out more details in a personal conversation.

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge
There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Detailed information on how to file an objection can be found in the notice issued by your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

06.01.2023

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)