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Transitional benefit due to occupational disease for persons insured with statutory accident insurance


The so-called transitional benefit is intended to give you economic security if you have less money because you have given up a job that is harmful to your health.

Be sure to contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund before you give up your job.

You can receive the transition benefit either as a one-time payment or as a recurring payment. You can receive the transitional benefit for a maximum of 5 years.

The amount of your transitional benefit is calculated by your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund adapted to each individual case. You can find out how your transitional benefit is determined in your case from your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Transitional benefit is also referred to as compensation for reduced earnings.

Process flow

Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will check your entitlement to transitional benefits ex officio. This means that you do not have to apply for the transitional benefit. Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will send you a form. You can return the completed form online or by post.

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 BundID 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:

  • Fill out the form and provide proof of how much money you have earned or earn before and after giving up the harmful activity.
  • Send the completed form to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund calculates the financial loss you have as a result of giving up the harmful activity.
  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will decide on the amount of your transitional benefit, inform you in writing and pay you the benefit.

Requirements

  • You have been recognised as having an occupational disease or an imminent occupational disease.
  • In order to prevent the exacerbation or development of the occupational disease, you had to give up the work that caused the disease.
  • Because you no longer work in your previous job, you have a lower income.

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of earnings
  • Tax Statements
  • Proof of pension
  • Proof of wage replacement

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

It usually takes 1 to 3 months to process.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: Yes

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

12.01.2023

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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