# Retirement pension and social compensation
Retiring means much more than concluding your professional life; at the time of retirement, the average person still has about a quarter of their life to look forward to. That is why the end of your working life also represents a new start. Here you will find the services that can support you in your transition to a new phase of life.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you want the police department or the competent fine office to investigate a misdemeanor, you must report it in writing, by e-mail, fax or simply by telephone.
If you have lost your job in the mining industry, you may be entitled to a miners' compensation benefit (Knappschaftsausgleichsleistung, KAL) under certain conditions.
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 your income or assets are not sufficient for your necessary livelihood, you will receive assistance for subsistence (social assistance) under certain conditions.
During the protection periods before and after childbirth as well as for the day of delivery, you can receive maternity benefit.
If you are a member of the statutory health insurance, apply for maternity benefit from your health insurance company.
If you are privately insured or family insured and are in an employment relationship at the beginning of the protection period (this also includes a minor employment relationship/mini-job), submit the application to the Federal Insurance Office and receive a one-time maximum of EUR 210.00.
Self-employed women who are not insured with a statutory health insurance company with entitlement to sickness benefit, but who have private health insurance, do not receive maternity benefit.
Self-employed women who are insured with a statutory health insurance fund entitled to daily sickness benefit receive maternity benefit in the amount of the sickness benefit.