For loved ones, death brings not only mourning but in many cases also a major organisational challenge. Who needs to be informed of the death? How do you plan a funeral? Here you will find information about burial, funerals, and the necessary formalities.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If one of your family members has died, you can apply for a death certificate at the relevant registry office.
Have you paid for the repatriation of a person insured under the statutory accident insurance scheme? Then you can recover the costs if the person died as a result of an insured event.
If you need a multilingual extract from the civil status register, you can apply for it at the relevant registry office. The extracts are issued, for example, from birth registers, marriage registers, and longshore registers.
The funeral allowance is paid to anyone who has paid the costs of burying the deceased. It amounts to:
for pension-entitled damaged persons:
874.00 Euro (as of 01.07.17: 891 Euro).
1,745.00 Euro, if the death is the result of an injury (from 01.07.17: 1,778 Euro)
for non-pension-entitled injured persons:
Euro 1,745.00 if death is the consequence of an injury (from 01.07.17: Euro 1.778)
From the funeral allowance, the costs of the funeral are first paid to the person who arranged the funeral. This also applies if the costs of the funeral were covered from public funds.
If there is a surplus, the spouse, civil partner, children, parents, step-parents, foster parents, grandchildren, grandparents, siblings and siblings' children are entitled in turn if they lived with the deceased in a domestic relationship at the time of death.
If there are no such beneficiaries, the surplus shall not be paid out.