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Treatment for war victims


As impaired persons (so-called injured persons), you receive medical treatment for damage to health that has been recognised as a result of an injury or caused by a recognised consequence of damage. The purpose of the treatment is to:

  • to eliminate or improve health disorders or impairments of occupational or earning capacity caused by them,
  • To alleviate suffering,
  • to avoid, overcome, reduce or prevent the need for long-term care,
  • Eliminate physical ailments
  • alleviate the consequences of the injury
  • or to enable the widest possible participation in life in society.

As a severely disabled person, you will also receive medical treatment for health disorders that are not recognised as a result of an injury. However, this comprehensive entitlement does not apply if you have corresponding claims against another social security institution (e.g. health insurance company). Restrictions also apply, among other things, if you exceed certain income limits.

Furthermore, you and your relatives can receive medical treatment benefits. However, your entitlement to medical treatment is excluded if you already have a corresponding claim against another social security institution (e.g. health insurance company). Restrictions also apply, among other things, to certain income limits.

Medical and medical treatment services are generally provided as benefits in kind.

Process flow

Medical and medical treatment services are generally provided upon request. The following benefits are provided directly by the competent pension authority and must be applied for there:

  • Dentures
  • Aid
  • Exercise therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Load testing,
  • occupational therapy,
  • spa treatments,
  • Substitute services,
  • Physical exercises for the disabled,
  • Flat rate for wear and tear of clothes and linen

All other services are provided by your health insurance company for the administration of care.
If you are not a member of a health insurance company, contact a statutory health insurance company of your choice.

Who should I contact?

The pension authority responsible under Land law

Competent authority

The pension authority responsible under Land law

Requirements

Recognition as a beneficiary (notification of recognition)

Which documents are required?

  • Application (informally possible)
  • Notification of recognition as an injured or severely disabled person
  • Health insurance card
  • Certificate of the consequences of injury by the pension authority

Depending on the case, other or additional documents may be required. Please contact the responsible authority in advance for clarification.

What are the fees?

If only the consequences of injury are treated, no co-payments and deductibles may be charged.

Processing duration

As a rule, medical treatment is provided immediately. Certain benefits (e.g. orthopaedic care, dentures) must be examined in an approval procedure and should therefore be applied for in good time.

Please contact the responsible authority in advance for clarification.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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