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In order to alleviate exceptional emergencies resulting from uninsurable damage of more than EUR 5,000.00 caused by elementary events (e.g. extreme weather conditions, earthquakes, earthquakes, earthquakes, landslides, landslides, forest fires, floods) which do not result from can still be disposed of by means of factually required self-protection, due to the decision of the competent governing board, state financial assistance in the event of damage to buildings and household goods in the case of private property, agricultural and horticultural as well as to commercial enterprises. Exceptions to this principle require the approval of the Hessian Ministry of Finance. In the event of particularly urgent emergencies, emergency aid of up to EUR 10,000.00 can be provided.

The documents required to verify the financial situation (e.g. income tax assessments, pension notices, credit agreements and other documents) are required. They shall be attached to the application. The application forms are attached to the Elementary Damage Directives as Type A (agricultural and horticultural holdings), Model B (commercial holdings) and Type C (privately injured).


Guidelines for the granting of state financial aid in the event of elementary damage, enacted as of 1.07.2008 by decree of the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport of 26.06.2008 (State Gazette for the State of Hesse, 2008, p. 1855).

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