# Assistance for victims
Anyone can find themselves in an emergency situation or become the victim of violence. Here you will find an overview of what services you can turn to in different kinds of emergencies and what assistance and counselling you can access.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you would like information about your future pension entitlements and the start of your pension, you can request this informally at any time.
If you are no longer able to work due to illness or disability, you can in many cases receive a reduced earning capacity pension.
If you have lost your job in the mining industry, you may be entitled to a miners' compensation benefit (Knappschaftsausgleichsleistung, KAL) under certain conditions.
From your 27th birthday onwards, you will receive annual pension information from your pension insurance institution if you have paid contributions for at least 5 years in total. You can also request the pension information informally at any time.
If you are unemployed and want to start your own business, you are entitled to financial support.
Wenn Sie einen Arbeitsunfall oder eine Berufskrankheit haben, wirkt die gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) mit allen geeigneten Mitteln darauf hin, Ihre Rückkehr an den Arbeitsplatz zu ermöglichen. Auch Kinder und Jugendliche können im Versicherungsfall Leistungen bekommen.
If you need special assistance in integrating into working life and are currently unable to complete any training or further training due to your disability, you can receive individual in-company qualification within the framework of Supported Employment.