Notify the Künstlersozialkasse of the change in personal data Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If your personal data changes, you must inform the Künstlersozialkasse. You should also inform the Künstlersozialkasse if your contact details expand.

The Künstlersozialkasse (KSK) always needs your current data in order to carry out your insurance.

Insofar as you are insured and/or eligible for subsidies through the KSK as a self-employed artist or journalist, the KSK stores your personal data for the implementation and processing of your social insurance obligation.
This includes, among other things:

  • First name and surname
  • Artist name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Address
  • Bank details
  • SEPA direct debit mandate data, if applicable
  • Status of parenthood
  • other contact information.

If your contact details change, for example due to a move, inform KSK of this.

You can also inform KSK if your contact details change: for example, enter a mobile telephone number in addition to your landline telephone number.

Your data will be used for communication with you, but also for the necessary data exchange with other authorities, benefit providers or even banks.

  • Which documents have to be submitted depends on the change. These can be, for example, a birth certificate, marriage certificate, the decision of a court or a death certificate.
  • A copy of the documents relating to the change in question must always be submitted.
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • Änderungsmitteilung Anschrift oder Kontaktdaten
  • SEPA-Lastschriftmandat Ermächtigung zum Einzug von Forderungen mittels Lastschrift vom Bankkonto/Postgirokonto
  • Änderungsmitteilung Bankverbindung (nur für Selbstzahler)
  • Mitteilung über das Vorliegen einer Elterneigenschaft


They are subject to compulsory insurance under the artists' social insurance scheme.

Related Links

  • § 36a Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)
  • § 66 Erstes Buch Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB I)
  • § 11 Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)
  • Zweite Verordnung über die Erfassung von Daten für die Träger der Sozialversicherung und der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit (Zweite Datenerfassungs-Verordnung 2. DEVO)
  • Verordnung über die Erfassung und Übermittlung von Daten für die Träger der Sozialversicherung (DEÜV)

Related Links

  • Informationen und Formulare auf der Internetseite der Künstlersozialkasse

You notify the KSK of any changes that have occurred in your personal data:

  • On the KSK website, you can check whether a notification form is provided for your change.
  • If a notification form is available, please fill in the relevant form as a PDF and print it out.
  • If there is no notification form available, please notify us of your changes informally.
  • If applicable, please attach copies of the evidence of the change to your notification.
  • Send everything together to the KSK.
  • The KSK will check your information and update your data.
  • Depending on the nature of the change, you may receive written confirmation of the change.
  • If there are any questions or proof is required, the KSK will contact you if necessary.

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