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Medical treatment for war victims

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

  • to eliminate or improve health disorders or impairment of occupational or earning capacity caused by them,
  • to alleviate suffering,
  • to avoid, overcome, mitigate or prevent the need for long-term care,
  • to remedy physical ailments
  • to 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 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 health care 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 to certain income limits, among other things.

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,
  • Compensation,
  • Physical exercises for the disabled,
  • Lump sum for wear and tear of clothes and laundry

All other benefits are provided by your health insurance company for the care administration.
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 (notice of recognition)

Which documents are required?

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

Depending on the case, other or further documents may be required. Please contact the competent 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 services (e.g. orthopaedic care, dental prostheses) must be examined in an approval procedure and should therefore be applied for in good time.

Please contact the competent 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)