Basic provision in old age and in the event of permanent reduction in earning capacity Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Basic provision in old age and in the event of a permanent reduction in earning capacity is granted to ensure the necessary subsistence if one's own income and assets or those of one's spouse or partner are not sufficient. Since January 01, 2005, basic income support has been a form of social assistance (assistance for subsistence).

In contrast to other social assistance benefits, no maintenance is demanded from dependent children or parents if the annual income per dependent person is less than 100,000 euros. The benefits are essentially the same as assistance with subsistence.

The basic provision includes

  • The relevant standard rate of social assistance
  • The reasonable actual costs of accommodation and heating
  • If necessary, additional requirements for:
    1. Severely disabled person with feature G and aG in the severely disabled person pass
    2. expensive diet
    3. expectant mothers after the 12th week of pregnancy
    4. Single parenthood
    5. a decentralised hot water supply
    6. Contributions for health and nursing care insurance and for pensions
  • One-time requirements for:
  1. Initial equipment for the dwelling including household appliances
  2. Original equipment for clothing
  3. Initial equipment for pregnancy and birth
  4. Purchase and repair of orthopaedic footwear
  5. repairs of therapeutic appliances and equipment, and hire of therapeutic appliances

Basic income support is also provided in the case of inpatient accommodation, for example in a nursing home.

  • Proof of permanent incapacity to work,

    e.g. determination of the pension insurance institution, employment in a workshop for disabled people

  • Identity card
  • proof of income and assets of the applicant,

    All proof of income and assets, e.g. pension statements, alimony, other social benefits, savings books, life insurance, car

  • proof of income and assets of the spouse or partner,

    These are e.g. employment income, unemployment benefit, other social benefits, savings books, life insurance, car

  • Supporting titles ,

    If available: Maintenance certificate, court order - judgment or proof of service of the maintenance claim.

  • Divorce decree or judgment,

    If you are divorced.

  • Rental agreement and service charge statements,

    Rental agreement or existing rental agreement changes, current service charge statements such as house costs


  • reaching retirement age (start of retirement age between 65 and 67 years of age, depending on the year of birth) or
  • if there is a permanent full reduction in earning capacity, which has been determined by the pension provider and you are of age (completion of the 18th year of life) and your income and assets are not sufficient to secure your livelihood.
  • §§ 41 bis 46 Sozialgesetzbuch Zwölftes Buch (SGB XII)
  • Corona: Infoblatt Sozialschutz-Paket

The application may be made in writing, by telephone or even in person without observing any form. The necessary application documents must then be submitted in full and in a timely manner.

The Social Centres of the Office for Social Services provide an application form for applying for benefits according to Social Code Book XII. It is available at the social centres and is usually filled out by the clerk together with the applicant.

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