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Health insurance subsidy for pensioners of the Agricultural Old-Age Fund Authorisation


If you voluntarily have statutory health insurance or are insured with a private health insurance company in Germany, you can receive a subsidy for your health insurance contribution from the agricultural old-age insurance fund in addition to your pension.

Process flow

You can apply for the health insurance contribution subsidy in writing, in person or online:
Written application:

  • Download the application and investment form on the website of the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG). Fill it out completely and compile the required documents.
  • You can send your completed and signed application with the required documents by post to your Agricultural Pension Fund.
  • Your Agricultural Pension Fund will review your application. You will receive a written notification by post or in your electronic mailbox at the SVLFG.

Note: Your application can also be submitted on your behalf by a person you trust. To do so, please submit a corresponding power of attorney to your Agricultural Retirement Fund. As long as the power of attorney is valid, your Agricultural Retirement Fund will only contact your authorized person.
 

Personal application in the consultation:

  • Compile the necessary documents for the application and make an appointment with the Agricultural Retirement Fund or a counselling centre of the SVLFG.
  • Your application will be included in your interview.
  • Your Agricultural Pension Fund will review your application. You will receive a written notification by post or in your electronic mailbox at the SVLFG.

Submission of applications via online procedure:

  • Go to the SVLFG's online portal and log in there.
  • Fill out the form and upload the necessary documents. Then submit your application online. You will receive the application as a PDF in your online mailbox.
  • Your Agricultural Pension Fund will review your application. You will receive a written notification in your electronic mailbox at the SVLFG.
     

Requirements

You will receive a subsidy towards the health insurance contribution if you:

  • belong to the statutory health insurance as a voluntary member
  • or are insured with a private health insurance company that is subject to German supervision.

A subsidy to the contribution to health insurance from a health insurance fund excludes the subsidy from the Agricultural Old-Age Fund.
 

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of the amount of the health insurance contribution
  • Proof of the amount of a subsidy to the health insurance contribution from the statutory pension insurance
     

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: Yes

Appeal

An objection may be lodged against the grant decision within one month (3 months abroad) of its notification. If the objection is not successful, there is the possibility of a lawsuit before the Social Court.
 

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

11.04.2022

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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